5 Offseason Moves For The Golden State Warriors: Can The Dynasty Be Saved?

1. Offer Pending Free Agent Klay Thompson A Modest Contract

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It’s been a bumpy year for the five-time All-Star. Thompson sputtered out of the gates this season but eventually caught fire from the field over the last four weeks. Unfortunately, he was extinguished in one of the worst performances in a do-or-die game in recent memory. Thompson shot 0-for-10 (0-for-6 from three) and was held scoreless in the loss to the Kings. The 34-year-old has battled back from a couple of major injuries, but he’s shrunk on the biggest stage. Last year, he went 9-for-42 in Golden State’s final three playoff games against the Lakers.

During the summer, it was reported that Thompson was offered a two-year extension worth $48 million from the Warriors — but he turned it down. The same reports indicated that Thompson was seeking a max-level extension worth over $200 million. It seems unlikely any team would hand over such a lucrative contract to a declining player in his mid-30s. The Warriors may even be able to sign Thompson for an ever lower number than they originally offered. If he’s serious about ending his career next to Stephen Curry and Draymond Green, he’ll ink a more team-friendly deal. If not, the team should be willing to part ways with the longtime Warrior.