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Free Agency 2019

NBA Free Agency 2019: Golden State Warriors reportedly plan to offer Klay Thompson max contract

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Klay Thompson (NBA Getty Images)

The Golden State Warriors are planning to offer Klay Thompson a five-year, $190 million contract when free agency begins on Sunday, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Thompson and his agent have long indicated that he planned on returning to the Warriors if he was offered a max contract, Wojnarowski added.

The Warriors selected Thompson with the 11th pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. He's since developed into a five-time All-Star, a three-time champion and a two-time member of the All-NBA Third Team.

Thompson is widely considered to be the second-best shooter in the NBA, behind only his teammate Stephen Curry.

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Thompson is coming off of another strong season, with an average of 21.5 points per game on 40.2 percent shooting from 3-point range. He then averaged 20.7 points per game on 44.3 percent shooting from 3-point range in the playoffs before going down with a torn ACL in Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors.

Thompson could reportedly return from the injury by February of next season.

The Warriors are also hoping to retain Kevin Durant this offseason. Despite suffering a torn Achilles in the NBA Finals, Durant turned down his player option for the 2019-20 season to become an unrestricted free agent. Unlike Thompson, Durant is expected to miss all of next season.

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