10 Reasons the Dallas Mavericks aced the Klay Thompson sign-and-trade

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2. Klay Thompson's contract was a steal

Klay Thompson's NBA career with four championships and being one of the greatest 3-point shooters in NBA history, could've made himself earn a big contract. For the Mavs, they were able to luck out big with the contract Thompson signed.

Thompson signed a three-year, $50 million ($16.67 million per year) with the Mavs. That's a bargain at this point in his career and when looked at other contracts by NBA players. Paul George recently signed a four-year, $212 million (contract with the 76ers. That is for a player who has never played in an NBA Finals and also who has been known to underperform in the Playoffs and is the same age as Thompson.)

Comparing another superstar like George and Thompson, and seeing the contracts they just signed is incredibly shocking with the prices. Thompson obviously wanted to go to the right team for the right price that can help him win and the Mavs certainly do that. Even at the price of his contract, Thompson is arguably the biggest free agent signing in the history of the Mavs franchise.

Thompson cares about winning and was willing to take less money for a team that is ready to win now. Thompson took less money in order to be with a team that can get him his fifth championship. A lesser contract can also help the Mavs make a few more transactions this summer too.