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Thompson signed a four-year, $10.4 million contract, according to the Contra Costa (Calif.) Times. Only the first two years are guaranteed, and Thompson will make slightly less than $2.2 million this year, the Times reported.
"Signing a contract, that was a monumental moment in my life," Thompson said. "I've been dreaming of that my whole life."
Thompson, the son of former NBA star Mychal Thompson, grew up around NBA players. He bypassed his senior year of college to enter the NBA draft this season, and he was drafted 11th overall.
New Golden State coach Mark Jackson said Thompson is "a big-time talent" who will play "right away. There's no question about it. He's that good."
"Mark Jackson saying something like that is just real humbling," Thompson said.
Thompson, a 6-foot-7 shooting guard, appears set to open the season as one of Golden State's top reserves.
"A lot of kids get drafted and they have to sit a year, a year and a half," Thompson said. "If I can do that (play a key reserve role right away), that'd be very special."
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