Steph Curry Addresses Contract Extension Talks With Warriors
NBA MVP, NBA champion, one of the ‘splash bros’, a leader on and off the court, husband to Ayesha, father, son, brother, the list goes on. Steph Curry is his name, shooting three’s and driving to the hoop is his game. And in the league, when it comes to teams, Steph is synonymous with Golden State.
The Warriors drafted Curry in 2009 with the seventh pick. That’s right, six other teams passed him up. Golden State gladly chose him at the seventh slot and the rest was history.
“An off season to remember,” Curry said in a recent Instagram post. “Year 12! Let’s get it.”
Year 12 it is for Steph in the NBA. And the whole dozen is with Dub Nation. Now, his current contract with the Warriors is set to expire in 2022 where he’d become an unrestricted free agent per Spotrac.
That’s one of the reasons why it’s been a topic of conversation for those covering the team and fans alike:
Will Steph sign an extension with the team he’s played his whole NBA career with so far?
“We have conversations,” Curry said at a December 7 press conference. “Everything’s on the table right now. I know just in terms of, everything I talked about being about a Warrior and what the future holds, obviously fully committed on what that is and understanding that I gotta’ do what’s right for me and the team.”
Curry talked more in-depth about what it’s like to be having these conversations.
“Having those conversations, I feel blessed to be in that position where I can say that and truly believe it,” Curry said. “So, it’s a matter of just letting things kind of play out the way that they should. That’s kind of where we’re at right now”
Curry is currently the highest paid player in the league according to ESPN. So, the team just has to figure out how to fit other contracts that align with the team’s goals. If they want to pick up any free agents next off-season or make any trades to make the team better, they’re all just apparently trying to collaborate to see what works best for everyone involved.
And it’s clear that Curry wants to work with the Warriors front office in these discussions to: A) stay with the team and B) “do what’s right for (him) and the team”.
“It’s just more understanding what the landscape is and what the situation is going into the future,” Curry said. “We want to be competitive. We want to be in a situation where we’re competing for championships every single year. I want to be a part of that and that’s the goal.”
We’ll see if Steph Curry does, in fact, sign an extension soon and helps get the Warriors even more dubs and titles in the near future.
Charlie Lapastora is a sports/news multimedia journalist who’s reported, written, produced, anchored, shot video/edited on different NBC, ABC, and FOX shows in multiple TV markets, along with digital & new media companies. Charlie has traveled the country telling national sports, news, feature, and original stories on a cable news network, airing on top 10 TV markets, satellite radio, and digital platforms. He is passionate about his faith, family—being a husband to whom he calls the G.O.A.T. of women—about reppin’ his home state of Michigan and Detroit teams (yes, including the Lions), good coffee, and loves how sports brings people together. He’s traveled the world leading and coaching sports camps and has also worked at the Detroit Pistons and LA Clippers’ NBA teams.
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