Stephen Curry has been synonymous with the Golden State Warriors ever since he was taken by them with the seventh overall pick in 2009.
Over the last 12 years Curry has won three NBA championships and two league MVP awards, as well as made six NBA All-Star appearances and three All-NBA First Teams.
In 2017, Curry was rewarded with a five-year, $201 million contract. He becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2022.
This past offseason, some wondered why Curry and the Warriors couldn’t agree on a contract extension. After all, it seemed like it would be in the best interests of both team and player to get something done.
As it turns out, there was a very logical explanation.
Warriors president of basketball operations Bob Myers appeared on the Steiny, Guru & Dibs Show and broke it down.
“[Curry] could sign a four-year deal after this season [or] a five-year deal after that,” Myers said.
“It wasn’t anything that was difficult. No hard conversation. It was just, ‘Hey, let’s talk about it at the end of the year.’ So it’s really whatever he’s hoping to do and wants to do.”
That said, Myers expects Curry to remain with Golden State.
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“I think he’s happy,” he said. “Obviously, fans always are gonna be worried about Steph Curry. But I feel like he’s in a very good place personally [and] professionally.
“I feel pretty good about him wanting to be around. I don’t personally have any — besides the paranoid fears that everybody has that aren’t really rational — besides once in awhile, ‘Well what if this happened?’ But those aren’t based on fact. So I feel good about it and I think he feels good about it.”
Aside from releasing an absolute monstrosity of a shoe, this has been a really strong year for Curry. His secret method for never getting tired has paid dividends, resulting in him humiliating legendary coaches, going off for a new career high, and being an NBA MVP frontrunner.
Barring something insane happening, the Warriors will almost certainly pay him whatever it takes to ensure that Curry retires as a member of the organization.