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Report: Mychal Thompson Says Klay To Remain With Warriors

June 14, 2019 - 4:11 pm
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DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - The free agents are flying off the board even though free agency doesn't officially begin in over two weeks.

There are already reports that Kyrie Irving is going to the Brooklyn Nets after he selected Roc Nation, the company founded by rapper Jay Z, to be his new representation. Two sources confirmed to the Boston Globe that Irving was headed to Brooklyn. 

When it comes to the Mavericks, they were never players in the Irving sweepstakes, so no harm no foul there. But...

Mychal Thompson, the former Los Angeles Laker and color commentator on the team's radio broadcast, told Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle that there's "no question" his son Klay will re-sign with Golden State this offseason.

It's not a total surprise to hear that from the elder Thompson as he's previously said his son will remain a Warrior for his entire career. 

"Oh yeah, you can mark it down. Klay's going to retire in the Warriors' uniform," Thompson said last August, via Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle. "He's going to play at Chase Center (the Warriors' new arena, opening in 2019), and he's not going to be at Chase Center as a visiting player, he's going to be a Warrior for the next seven or eight years."

Thompson is one of several free agents the Mavericks are hoping to get a chance to speak to when free agency begins on June 30, but it seems there may not be any reason to pick up the phone, as expected. 

Dallas is expected to still have an interest in both Thompson and his teammate Kevin Durant despite both players suffering significant injuries during the NBA Finals.

Just yesterday, 105.3 The Fan wondered if Durant's achilles injury made it more plausible that he'd sign with Dallas this offseason?

105.3 The Fan's Mike Fisher still points to Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker as the most likely star free agent to say yes to the Mavs. Walker had some interesting comments yesterday on his impending free agency. You can read those here.