After six years with respected agent Bill Duffy, Warriors guard Klay Thompson has jumped to another highly credible agency.
Thompson recently signed with the Greg Lawrence of the Wasserman Media Group, which will represent him in all negotiations.
Duffy on Monday confirmed that Thompson had moved on, informing CSNBayArea.com that he respects the decision.
The Wasserman group last year assumed control of Thompson’s off-court deals, while Duffy’s group, BDA Sports Management, continued to be responsible for NBA contracts.
Thompson’s decision to utilize Wasserman for all aspects, first reported by Sports Business Journal, comes with the three-time All-Star in the second season of the four-year, $69-million deal negotiated by BDA in October 2014.
The move comes with Thompson’s shoe company, Anta, attempting to reach a multiyear extension. His current deal, negotiated by BDA, expires in 2020.
Wasserman, which formerly employed Warriors general manager Bob Myers, has two other Warriors as clients, as B.J. Armstrong represents Draymond Green and JaVale McGee.
Once the NBA season starts, every player is out for the same thing -- a chance to raise the Larry O'Brien Trophy at the end of the year.
During the 2017-18 season, Warriors fans can watch a game at Oracle Arena with the prize possession right by their side. All you need is $2,000.
If you can write the check, the trophy will pay you a visit in a premium suite, plus two bottle of champagne and a gift bag that includes a six-inch replica trophy and a replica championship ring.
Fans are limited to four experiences with the trophy per game.
Darren Rovell of ESPN was first to share the details.
Kevin Durant. LeBron James. Chris Paul. Paul George. LaMarcus Aldridge. Kyrie Irving. Gordon Hayward.
Those just some of the superstars to change teams in the last few years in pursuit of a championship.
But don't expect Damian Lillard to add his name to that list.
While speaking on the latest episode of Complex's Everyday Struggle, the Blazers point guard was asked about the possibility of joining up with other stars to try to win a title.
"I mean, like I said about [former Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge], I wouldn't have done it. For me, I'm not joining nobody," Lillard said.
When it was brought up that he'd join LeBron if given the chance, Lillard responded by saying this: "I'm not joining nobody. I would not win a championship before I go and team up and do all that. Unless it was something I couldn't control."
A hypothetical scenario was posed to Lillard: Let's say you're 34 years old (Lillard is currently 27 years old) and you had the chance to join two of your superstar friends on another team. You still wouldn't do it?
"I’m saying this because this is how I feel, not how I feel at the moment. That’s just how I feel about it. I think if that’s what somebody wants to do, I’m not mad at them for doing it. I’m just telling you what I’m not going to do. That ain’t how we get down," Lillard responded.
To wrap up the topic, Lillard was asked if he holds it against any player that does decide to team up with other superstars.
"Nah, if it make them feel good, if they comfortable doing it, then do you," Lillard said.