Stephen A: Klay is tired of getting 'the crumbs' left behind by other people.
Although it has long been rumored that Klay plans to re-sign with the Warriors, Stephen A. Smith reports that he's been told the All Star shooting guard "isn't happy." Furthermore, Stephen A. says Thompson is tired of getting "the crumbs" left behind by other people.
"I'm told Klay Thompson—I have not spoken to Klay Thompson, in fairness to Klay Thompson, so let me be clear about that. I'm told Klay Thompson isn't happy," Smith said on Tuesday's episode of First Take. "His number hasn't been called nearly enough. He's tired of sitting around and getting quote-unquote, this is a quote, 'the crumbs' left behind by other people."
The latest comments about Thompson's looming free agency comes one day after Smith said he's been told "some of the elite in the game" have strongly advised the Warriors to prioritize signing Klay over KD, or risk losing the 29-year old star to the Los Angeles Clippers.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski notes that the Warriors are surely prepared to give Thompson the max contract (five-years, $190 million) he desires on July 1. But if they hesitate, Woj claims that the Clippers are, in fact, a real threat.
"If they come with a five-year, $190 million max deal for Klay Thompson, that's done on July 1—he's going into the new building with Steph Curry," Wojnarowski said Monday on Get Up! (H/T Bleacher Report). "If they try to do anything less than that, you can expect Klay Thompson to be out in free agency. Watch not for the Lakers then, but the Clippers."