NBA: Veteran guard-forward Klay Thompson set to join Dallas Mavericks in free agency

NBA: Veteran guard-forward Klay Thompson set to join Dallas Mavericks in free agency

Golden Star Warriors veteran guard-forward Klay Thompson has reportedly agreed to a three-year deal worth $50 million with the Dallas Mavericks.

Thompson’s move to the Mavericks, who were beaten by the Boston Celtics in the 2024 NBA Finals, is part of a multi-team sign-and-trade that also involves the Charlotte Hornets.

According to reports, the deal, which doesn’t include a player option, will see the 34-year-old move to Dallas while the Hornets get Josh Green from the Mavericks and Golden State gets two second-round draft picks.

The four-time NBA champion, who is one of the league’s most lethal shooters and scorers, joined the Warriors in 2011 after being drafted with the eleventh overall pick. He formed arguably the greatest backcourt in NBA history with Stephen Curry, earning them the nickname “The Splash Brothers.”.

Thompson, who holds the record for the most three-pointers made in a game in NBA history, averaged 19.6 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game in 11 seasons with the Warriors.

A five-time All-Star and a two-time All-NBA team member, Thompson, who missed the entirety of the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons due to a torn left ACL and ruptured right Achilles, respectively, returned midway through the 2021-22 campaign and helped the Warriors to their seventh NBA championship title.

He shot about 38.7% from beyond the arc this past season and made the fourth-most 3-pointers in the league, having scored 268 of his total attempts, finishing behind Curry, Luka Doncic, and Donte DiVincenzo.

Thompson will now head to Dallas, where he will team up with the duo of Doncic and Kyrie Irving, hoping to help the team bring home their second title with his championship experience.

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