1. Golden State Warriors
Repeat after me: There’s no place like home.
Whether or not Klay Thompson ever dribbles a basketball again in a Golden State Warriors jersey, not only will his jersey hang from the rafters, but his resume is statue-worthy, whether it be in front of the Bay Area or the Warriors’ shiny new arena in Oakland.
Both financially and career-wise, Klay Thompson has no incentive to leave the Golden State Warriors.
Winning three championships in five years is a historic feat, and after publicly stating that he could never envision playing with another point guard other than Stephen Curry, why leave?
Not only are the modern-day Golden State Warriors the house that Steph and Klay built together, but their organic chemistry is also second to none in the history of NBA backcourts. The synergy between the duo alone is enough to convince Klay to stay, but that extra year on that max contract sure doesn’t hurt.
With an impending rehab that is sure to take up most, if not all of his 2019-20 season, Klay Thompson should take every single penny that he has rightfully earned over his tenure with the Golden State Warriors with a max contract.