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Klay Thompson Joins Mavericks on 3-Year, $50M Deal, Ending 13-Year Warriors Tenure

Klay Thompson Joins Mavericks on 3-Year, $50M Deal, Ending 13-Year Warriors Tenure

Klay Thompson, a free agent guard, has signed a three-year, $50 million contract with the Dallas Mavericks, ending his 13-year tenure with the Golden State Warriors. Thompson’s move to the Mavericks involves a multiteam sign-and-trade deal that sends Mavericks guard Josh Green to the Charlotte Hornets and two second-round picks to the Warriors.

Thompson’s decision was influenced by the Mavericks’ recent success, having reached the NBA Finals last season, and the financial benefits of living in Texas. Despite interest from the Lakers, the Mavericks’ competitive edge and financial incentives swayed Thompson’s choice.

Throughout his 13-year career with the Warriors, Thompson averaged 17.9 points last season and played a key role in securing four NBA championships. His departure marks the end of an era for the Warriors, who lauded his contributions and announced plans to retire his No. 11 jersey.

The Warriors issued a heartfelt statement: “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.”

In Dallas, Thompson aims to help the Mavericks compete for another championship, adding depth and experience to a team led by Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving. The Mavericks, known for their strong 3-point shooting, hope Thompson’s versatile scoring ability will enhance their offensive strategy.

Despite a challenging final season with the Warriors, Thompson’s historical impact and shooting prowess remain significant. The Mavericks are optimistic that Thompson’s presence will bolster their chances of securing another title.

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