Klay Thompson is an important part of the Warriors future, a competent two-guard who excels on both ends of the floor, and has proven to be a more than solid backcourt partner playing alongside Stephen Curry in Golden State.
After dangling Thompson in trade talks for Kevin Love before ultimately deciding that Thompson was a better fit from a basketball standpoint for the current roster, the Warriors have a large financial commitment to make.
It’ll either happen with an extension before Oct. 31, or next summer, when Thompson becomes a restricted free agent.
With the new broadcast rights deal not kicking in until 2016, Thompson could do what LeBron James and Kevin Love did, which is sign short-term deals with opt-outs after this season in order to maximize future earnings.
But his focus is gaining financial security now, as opposed to going through multiple years of negotiations.
"It really is tempting to do all that," Thompson told ESPN's J.A. Adande. "But I’d rather have the security right now, you know?"
READ MORE AT ProBasketballTalk.com