Klay Thompson can become a free agent in 2019, but he finds it difficult to imagine leaving the Golden State Warriors.
Thompson was drafted by the Warriors in 2011 and helped turn around the franchise alongside Stephen Curry.
"I was part of building this culture," Thompson said. "It wouldn't be leaving everything I worked for behind, but it would be a whole new start. I was one of the pioneers of this. I'm one of the longest-tenured players here besides Steph, so I'm very prideful of the turnaround the Warriors have made. Just because I'm not the face of the franchise doesn't mean I'm not recognized for it. Real fans and the people in the organization and my peers around the league, they see the work I've put in and realize I've been a huge component to the success here for the last five, six, seven years, so I have an identity here. It would be hard for me to envision going anywhere else."