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Dubs trio of Steph, Klay, Draymond should never wear another jersey — Mychal Thompson

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The dynastic trio of the Golden State Warriors should never get broken up.

That’s what Mychal Thompson believes in an interview with Marc Medina of Sportskeeda as his son, Klay, remains waiting for a contract extension coming from the Dubs brass.

“It makes sense. For him, Draymond and Steph should never wear another uniform. Or should never have to wear another uniform.”

As Draymond Green inked his four-year, $100MM extension this summer while Stephen Curry is already salivating over the $214 million left in his contract, Thompson is now the lone member of the franchise’s central core that stands patiently to obtain a lengthy deal of his own.

It was already reported in April that the star swingman is looking forward to being offered an extended pact. Thompson has the 2023-24 season remaining on his current contract – which would pay him over $44MM – and is now eligible to ink as much as $220.6 million for four years.

It remains to be seen if both sides will eventually reach an agreement, but Golden State trading Jordan Poole’s hefty $123MM contract may already indicate that the franchise has its plans straight to negotiate with Thompson eventually. 

Besides, the acquisition of Chris Paul, who has a non-guaranteed $30MM pay for the 2024-25 season, will open up massive cap space for the club next offseason, which can be allocated for the significant purpose of stretching their ties with the sharpshooting future Hall of Famer.

Amid a rough stretch to start the 2022-23 season, Thompson proved he still belongs as one of the best All-Stars in the league. As the Warriors fought several injury issues, he made himself available for 69 matches, averaging 21.9 points, 4.1 boards, and 2.4 assists. 

With 301 triples made, he sat atop the league’s three-point makers – becoming the third player behind Curry and James Harden to eclipse 300 treys drained in a single regular season.

Given his contributions to the Dubs’ four title reigns and that unbreakable bond he established with the Bay Area, it would be difficult to imagine a scenario wherein Golden State will leave Thompson hanging in his desire to be with them on a long-term picture.

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