Don’t expect Klay Thompson to stay out of the headlines. He the Warriors and removed team-related posts — to Draymond Green’s apparent . The Athletic Monday that Thompson is joining Team Bahamas for training, though he likely won’t be eligible to compete in Olympic play.

As soon as the NBA Finals end, Thompson will be eligible to sign an extension with the Warriors. On June 30, he’ll officially be a free agent whom teams can court. Thompson likely won’t be the first domino to fall in the Warriors’ offseason, but he is the most important.

Gary Payton II’s player option deadline is Wednesday. The draft is a week later. The team will also need to make decisions on Kevon Looney and Chris Paul.

None are like Thompson. Thompson’s legacy with the Warriors is unimpeachable. His jersey will be in the rafters, and a statue of him will be erected outside Chase Center one day.

The Warriors have publicly expressed interest in keeping him together with Steph Curry and Draymond Green until they retire, but that possibility is in question. Thompson reportedly turned down a two-year, $48 million extension before last season. Warriors owner Joe Lacob has said the team plans to try to get under the luxury tax, and signing Thompson could complicate that.

Steve Kerr has indicated the best role for Thompson going forward will be off the bench, which he did for stretches of the 2023-24 campaign. The future Hall of Famer averaged 17.9 points per game on 38.

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