Klay Thompson-Warriors renewal rehearsal: “Available to have a reduced role”

Klay Thompson is nearing the end of his contract with the Golden State Warriors in the summer: in recent months, the parties seemed to have reached a point of no return with the non-renewal, the result of too high demands from the player. But now, having passed the trade deadline unscathed, Thompson has made some statements that paddle toward a potential new deal. The player, who is having arguably his worst season in his career, said he was willing to accept even a reduced role to stay in Golden State.

“There’s nothing wrong with having a reduced role. I’m going to be 35 next year. At 35, coming from a torn ACL and Achilles tendon, I can still be a very good player. Maybe not the one who scored 60 points in three quarters or the NBA record 37 points in one quarter, but still a very good player. I modeled my game on Reggie Miller and Ray Allen, two who were extremely efficient even in the second half of their 30s. I want to follow their example.” Thompson told The Ringer.

Klay Thompson is scoring 16.9 points average, shooting 41% from the field and 37% from three-point range. In the last game he finished with just 5 points and has shot 20% from behind the arc so far in February.

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