Kerr on Klay: ‘He belongs in one jersey his entire career’

Splash Bro is set to hit the open market next summer

Karl Buscheck
August 09, 2018 - 10:14 am

With Klay Thompson slated to hit the free-agent market next summer, the Warriors have already launched into recruitment mode.

Steve Kerr addressed the future of the nonchalant Splash Brother during an interview with Dave “Softy” Mahler and Dick Fain on 950 AM KJR Seattle Sports Radio. The Warriors are meeting the Kings at Seattle’s KeyArena on Oct. 5 in a preseason exhibition.

“I think Klay’s one of those guys, who, he belongs in one jersey his entire career,” Kerr said. “There aren’t that many players you can say that about — Kobe (Bryant), Dirk (Nowitzki), whoever.”

Thompson will make approximately $18.9 million next season, the final one in his four-year, $68.9 million deal.

“Very few guys end up doing that,” Kerr continued. “Reggie Miller, I think, did it. John Stockton. I would love nothing more than to see Klay Thompson as a Warrior his entire career. It just seems right, but who knows?”

“We’re going to do everything we can to keep him. We want him. We love him. And I know he enjoys playing in the Bay and playing with his teammates. So, he’ll be a free agent next summer and we’ll try to get it done.”

Jump to the 11:14 mark to hear Kerr in his own words:

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