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Klay Thompson open to taking discount to stay at Golden State Warriors

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The Golden State Warriors are the team to beat in the NBA right now, and everyone is building their own super team in order to try and compete with them and dethrone them as the NBA Champions.

During the NBA offseason just gone, the Warriors have managed to keep their own super team of Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson together by managing to sign both Curry and Durant to new deals.

This manages to keep Golden State in top contention of claiming the Western Conference title once more and winning another NBA title this season despite the fact how other teams in the conference have improved vastly.

So everything is tied up for this season, but what about next? Well, both Durant and Thompson could be in line for contract extensions, as both of them will be entering the final year of their current deals.

To state the obvious, Durant is going to be paid, whether it is at the Warriors or not. Golden State would like it to be with them, so if they do pay him, it would likely mean Thompson would have to accept less money than what he would have wanted in order to stay in the Bay Area.

Speaking on a podcast with Marcus Thompson and Tim Kawakami of The Athletic, the shooting guard was given a hypothetical situation where the only option for him to stay at the Warriors would be accepting a discount contract. 

Thompson replied that despite the final decision still being a couple of years away, as his contract doesn't actually expire until 2019, he would be willing to accept a discount deal because it would mean keeping the team together. 

The 27-year-old said, according to CBS Sports: "I probably could, yeah. That much? I don't know. I don't make as much as Kevin off the court.

"If it's a few million ... It's a blessing whatever contract I sign. I would definitely consider it cause I don't want to lose anybody."

A lot of things could change between now and the time which his contract expires, but if the past three years of dominance by the Warriors are anything to go by, Thompson is going to be going anywhere anytime soon. It seems the shooting guard is content with making less money for more wins, and any team in the NBA would love to have that kind of player.

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