It seems that father and son are on the exact same page. Klay, who is a perfect fit with the Warriors style of basketball, and the Bay Area’s ambiance, has always been open about loving his time with Golden State. And he’s now making it very clear that he hopes to spend the rest of his career with the Warriors.
At the same Thompson Family Foundation party that Mychal’s quotes came from, Klay spoke with Mark Medina of The Mercury News, and made things very clear. “I would like to be a Warrior for life,” Klay said. “Contract negotiations are way down the line. But I think we all have the same interest. I would love to be here for the rest of my career. . . I’m going to be a free agent in 2019. Number one on my list would obviously be to stay with the Warriors.”
The feeling is obviously mutual. Since drafting Klay with the 11th overall pick in 2011, the Warriors have made the playoffs six times, only missing them in his rookie campaign. He’s won three titles with the Warriors, made the All-Star team four times, and averaged at least 20 points per game in each of the last four seasons.
He’s already carved his names as one of the all-time greats in franchise history, and he’s only 28-years old. It’s pretty easy to understand why he would want to stay, and why the team will do whatever they can to make it work.