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October 15, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) with the ball during the first half against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 104-98. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE

Stephen Curry signs four-year, $44 million extension

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry has agreed to a contract extension that will net him $11 million per season. He will reportedly sign the extension prior to the Warriors’ season opener against the Phoenix Suns according to the Contra Costa Times.

Curry, 24, missed 40 games last season with an assortment of ankle injuries that have plagued his three-year career.

The Warriors and Curry were faced with the looming Wednesday deadline to extend members of the 2009 Draft class. Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson and Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin both re-signed with their respective teams prior to the deadline.

When healthy, Curry is one of the most efficient guards in the league. Curry also has improved as a shot creator, assisting on nearly a third of Golden State’s possessions last season.

The extension offers Curry, who wished to stay in Golden State, a “reasonable” salary and long-term security.

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