Klay Thompson leaving Warriors for Mavericks, reports say

Klay Thompson is leaving the Golden State Warriors after 13 seasons to reportedly join the Dallas Mavericks.

According to a Monday ESPN report by Adrian Wojnarowski, Thompson has agreed to a three-year, $50 million deal with a player option.

The Warriors confirmed that Thompson was leaving, though the team never mentioned where he was headed. 

"We can't overstate Klay Thompson's incredible and legendary contributions with the Warriors during his 13 years with the team," the Warriors said in a news release.

For fans, it is hard to imagine the Golden State Warriors without Thompson. 

Before news broke of Thompson's new deal with the Mavericks, several reports suggested that he was most certainly leaving Golden State.

In fact, sources told The Athletic that the Warriors and Thompson had very little communication, with no offers being made.

The Athletic reported that contract negotiations between him and the team were "frozen."

Thompson held the Warriors, who selected him 11th overall in the 2011 draft, clinch four NBA championship titles.

At issue: Money and respect.


Chris Paul waived by Golden State Warriors, now a free agent

Guard Chris Paul has been waived by the Golden State Warriors after one season with the team.

He's coming off a $39-million annual contract. 

The Los Angeles Lakers, LA Clippers had also been front-runners for his services, according to The Athletic.