Mavericks finalize Klay Thompson acquisition offer $50 million, three-year contract with full guarantees

Mavericks finalize Klay Thompson acquisition in historic 6-team trade

The Dallas Mavericks have been quite active in the offseason, bringing in a number of big names and making a lot of transactions that should help them succeed in 2024–25. Dallas announced a few of its most recent actions on Saturday night.

According to Mavericks PR, the organization stated yesterday that it had signed and traded for six teams to acquire five-time All-Star Klay Thompson and a potential second-round draft pick. In return for Thompson, Dallas sent Josh Green and a potential second-round selection pick.

The Minnesota Timberwolves, Golden State Warriors, Denver Nuggets, Charlotte Hornets, and Philadelphia 76ers were the six teams involved in the first-ever six-team trade in NBA history.

Additionally, Dallas revealed that Thompson will play for the Mavericks wearing No. 31. While with the Golden State Warriors, Thompson wore number 11.

Although the agreement was previously disclosed, it was finalized on Saturday evening. A couple additional official movements made by the Mavericks have also been recently reported. Naji Marshall’s signing and the Tim Hardaway Jr.-Quentin Grimes deal are two examples.

During his tenure with the Warriors, Thompson was a major contributor to Golden State’s four championships, showcasing deadly three-point shooting abilities when he teamed up with Steph Curry. The Mavericks are now hoping that their ability to score three points will translate into a title.

Mavericks Greetings from Dallas, Klay Thompson

The addition of Klay Thompson to the Dallas Mavericks makes them very happy.

The Mavericks’ general manager and president of basketball operations, Nico Harrison, released a statement saying, “We are excited to have Klay join us in Dallas.” Klay is one of the best scorers in the league and a versatile player, so we think he’d be a perfect match for our club. He gives us a powerful, seasoned voice that will help us build on our recent successes and continue to grow.

“Klay’s winning record, adept playmaking, and composed disposition under duress are prime examples of what it takes to succeed at the highest level in the NBA. He will support us as we work to achieve our objective of taking home another championship.

Even though Klay Thompson is nearing the end of his career, Dallas still greatly benefits from having him. In 2023–24, the 34-year-old has performed admirably, scoring 17.9 points per contest on 43.2 percent shooting. In addition, Thompson has averaged 29.7 minutes per game and fired 38.7 percent of his threes. That is more than sufficient to pose a danger, in addition to Kyrie Irving and Luka Doncic.

ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne and Kendra Andrews speculate that issues off the court could have contributed to Thompson’s decline in Golden State.

Shelburne and Andrews stated, “Sources claim that Thompson felt betrayed by the team for not offering him an extension the summer after winning the 2021 title.” “That sentiment only got stronger the next summer when Golden State refused to match (Draymond) Green’s four-year, $100 million contract, preferring to talk only about two-year deals in the $23 million to $24 million range.”

It was said that Thompson struggled to control his emotions and showed little effort to disguise them in the dressing room. In addition, he engaged in “some emotional encounters” with coach Steve Kerr, which was out of character for him.

The Dallas Mavericks think that offering Thompson a $50 million, three-year contract with full guarantees will cheer him up. This September, we’ll find out for sure.

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