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Arnab Bose

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“Why Warriors Haven’t Extended The Contract Of Klay Thompson Yet?” Questions Patrick Beverly

Klay Thompson has been a very integral part of the Golden State Warriors in the last eight years. This shooting guard helped the GSW become the modern-day dynasty. Moreover, Klay is part of the popular Dubs tripod – Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, and him. This tripod has won four titles in eight years. That’s the reason why the Dubs Nation still believes that with this tripod, they can win a few more championships. But the way the Warriors started the current ongoing season, attracted a lot of criticism from fans and experts.

Draymond Green has been the biggest disappointment, with two back-to-back suspensions. Klay Thompson has not been consistent with his shooting. Moreover, earlier in the season, Steph missed a couple of games when fans thought Klay would lead the team to victory. But that didn’t happen, as the Dubs lost both games without Curry. Perhaps that’s the reason why the Warriors are not confident in extending Klay’s contract yet. 

   

Patrick Beverly Feels Dubs Should Extend Klay Thompson’s Contract Regardless Of What The Situation Is

Klay Thompson Patrick Beverley
Klay Thompson Patrick Beverley Source: The Sports Rush

Klay Thompson is in the final year of his previous contract with the Warriors. Hence, the elephant in the room throughout the ongoing season has been Klay’s contract extension. Maybe the Dubs are thinking about trading him on the basis of his poor start this season. But it might not be a great idea. At least, that’s what the Philadelphia 76ers man Patrick Beverley suggests. Recently, on the latest episode of Pat Bev Pod, the former Lakers star raised the question, “Why Klay Thompson doesn’t have an extension yet?” Beverley believes the Warriors should pay him anyway on the basis of what he has done for the franchise all these years.

It does not really matter what he is doing at present. Anyway, forms are temporary, but class is permanent. There’s no question about the class Klay Thompson possesses. Moreover, Patrick Beverley suggests the Warriors should consider the human side over the business side. Klay is part of the reason that made the franchise a dynasty what it is today. Moreover, Pat Bev pointed out the significance of the “Splash Brothers.” It is a tricky situation for the Dubs. In the end, the Warriors would do whatever it takes to make Steph Curry happy.

Can Warriors Win Five In Ten?

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Steve Kerr Stephen Curry Warriors Source: CBS Sports

Albeit, Thompson has been struggling with injuries in the last few seasons. He has not been at his finest. However, he still came back stronger in the 2021-22 season to help the Warriors win their seventh title overall. But the Dubs Nation would like to see the team win five titles in ten years. That would match the Los Angeles Lakers of the 1980s and of the 2000s.

But it is tough to replicate the dominating eras of the ’60s Boston Celtics and the ’90s Chicago Bulls. In the Bill Russel era, the Celtics won 11 championships. On the other hand, the Chicago Bulls won six championships in the 1990s with Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and Dennis Rodman. The Dubs coach Steve Kerr was also part of the Bulls dynasty as a player.