Klay Thompson Predicted to Leave Warriors for 3-Year, $70 Million Deal

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The Golden State Warriors and Klay Thompson situation will be one of the biggest storylines of the offseason. Thompson played a pivotal role in the Warriors winning four championships, but his future with the team that drafted him raises some questions.

Stephen Noh of The Sporting News predicted landing spots and contracts for some of the top free agents, including Thompson. Noh predicted that Thompson would land a three-year, $70 million deal with the Orlando Magic.

“There have been signs of discontent between Thompson and the Warriors. He deleted all traces of the team from his Instagram account, and the team has hinted that negotiations may be tough after the two sides couldn’t come to an agreement on an extension during the year,” Noh wrote on June 24. “The Warriors are trying to get out of the tax, and that may mean moving on from the sharpshooter.

“If Thompson does walk, then there are a couple of teams that make sense as suitors. He would look great gunning 3s on the Thunder, who have the cap space to sign him. More likely are the Magic, who also have cap space and a desperate need for shooting.”

‘No Traction Between Thompson and the Orlando Magic’

Shams Charania of The Athletic reported on June 17 that there “remains mutual interest between Thompson and the Orlando Magic.”

“There remains mutual interest between Thompson and the Orlando Magic, according to league sources,” Charania wrote.

Rumors about Thompson and the Magic have circulated since the Golden State Warriors were eliminated from the playoffs. However, according to Anthony Slater of The Athletic, there isn’t any traction between the two sides.

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