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Klay Thompson signs 4-year, $70 million extension with Warriors

The Golden State Warriors at long last have signed shooting guard Klay Thompson to a four-year contract extension worth $70 million, according to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports

Per the report, the two sides came to terms just before the NBA’s contract extension deadline passed at midnight ET on Friday. Thompson was clear that he was seeking a maximum contract, but as the process of negotiation wore on, it appeared the Warriors’ front office was reluctant to pay that asking price. 

That all has changed, however. 

Thompson, a fifth year star out of the University of Washington finished third and second in three-point field goals made over the past two full seasons. He has career averages of 16.1 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists to go along with a 40.9 three-point percentage on 5.8 attempts per game. 

With the signing, the young backcourt that also features Stephen Curry figures to stay intact long enough for the front office to build around. Curry’s contract will be the first to expire in 2017 when he’ll be an unrestricted free agent. 

The Warriors figure to be in the mix among the best in the Western Conference between now and then. Without the distraction of negotiations, the business of basketball can once again take center stage. 

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