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#pounditFriday, May 7, 2021

Report: Warriors still plan to offer max deals to Durant, Thompson

Klay Thompson

The Golden State Warriors are not letting two major injuries change their offseason plans.

According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, the Warriors still intend to offer the five-year max contract to both Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson despite the fact that both are facing extended spells on the sidelines due to injury.

Windhorst said that while re-signing both players would be very costly, they expect to make up the revenue to do it by moving to the new Chase Center in San Francisco next season.

Durant is likely to miss all of next season after rupturing his Achilles in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Thompson stands to miss the bulk of the year as well after suffering a torn ACL in Game 6.

Before the injuries, the Warriors had made it clear that they intended to do what they needed to do to keep their core together. They seemed less certain of that after what happened in the Finals, but in spite of it all, they’re still going to try.


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