Warriors release statement as Klay Thompson heads to Mavericks

Jul 2, 2024, 8:00 AM

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 16: Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson #11 watches from the bench ...

(Jane Tyska/Digital First Media/East Bay Times via Getty Images)

(Jane Tyska/Digital First Media/East Bay Times via Getty Images)

When the Sacramento Kings defeated the Golden State Warriors in April’s NBA Play-In Tournament, Klay Thompson took a moment to look around Golden 1 Center and soak in the scene.

Not even two months later, the future Hall of Fame sharpshooter has decided to move on from the team that he has called home for over a decade.

Thompson, 34, will join the Dallas Mavericks on a three-year, $50 million deal via sign-and-trade after his relationship with the Warriors deteriorated over the past season.

Shortly following the news of Thompson’s exit, Golden State released a lengthy statement that paid respect to the franchise legend:

We can’t overstate Klay Thompson’s incredible and legendary contributions with the Warriors during his 13 years with the team, highlighted by four (4) NBA Championships, six (6) trips to the NBA Finals, five (5) NBA All-Star Game appearances and several NBA records, including the most points ever scored in a quarter in NBA history (37) and the most 3-point field goals in a game (14).

The amount of joy and happiness that Klay provided Warriors fans, Bay Area natives and Dub Nation supporters all around the world has been immense and cannot be minimized.

His penchant for delivering in pressurized situations on the biggest stage, including many Game 6 heroics, has helped define a career. Klay’s legacy will live on forever and we look forward to the day we can retire his #11 jersey at Chase Center, where he will join a host of Warriors immortals, including those who helped shape this recent dynasty—himself included.

We thank Klay for his contributions and wish him the best as another chapter in his journey is written.

Golden State Warriors statement on Klay Thompson’s exit – July 1, 2024

More on Klay Thompson

After winning four NBA Championships over 11 seasons with the Golden State Warriors, Klay Thompson is headed elsewhere.

According to ESPN‘s Adrian Wojnarowski, Thompson is headed to the Dallas Mavericks on a three-year, $50-million deal with a player option on the final season.

It’s the end of an era in The Bay Area, with the “splash brothers” officially splitting up, marking the first time Klay Thompson will be wearing a different jersey.

With the Mavericks having gone to the NBA Finals last season and the playmaking on their roster in the form of Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving, the sharpshooting guard should get plenty of opportunities to show off his still deadly jump shot.

NBA Offseason Schedule

  • Sunday, June 30th – Free Agent negotiating window opens (3 PM PST)
  • Saturday, July 6th – Free Agents can officially sign contracts
  • July 12-22nd – Las Vegas Summer League
  • July 27-August 11th – 2024 Olympic Games
  • Friday, September 27th – NBA training camps begin

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