The Warriors have reportedly agreed to a supermax extension with Steph Curry to keep him in Golden State.
Steph Curry isn’t going anywhere.
Curry will earn the supermax designation with the Warriors which will pay him $201 million to stay in Golden State. The new deal will keep the two-time MVP with the Warriors for at least 5 more years.
Marc Stein of ESPN has reported that Curry will sign on the dotted line at the start of free agency:
He can officially sign the deal at 12:01 Eastern Time on July 1 when free agency officially opens. The new deal for Curry is well warranted after he has been underpaid the least few years. The Warriors point guard will earn a huge raise after signing a 4-year, $44 million deal in 2013.
Curry, 29, was originally selected seventh overall by the Warriors in the 2009 NBA Draft out of Davidson. Ricky Rubio, Hasheem Thabeet and Jonny Flynn were some of the notable busts that were drafted ahead of Curry. In fact, Minnesota passed on Curry twice in that draft.
Job number one is now done for the Warriors. While keeping Kevin Durant seems like a foregone conclusion, Golden State still has some work to do. Ian Clark, Andre Iguodala, JaVale McGee, Zaza Pachulia and Shaun Livingston are among the team’s impending free agents. Curry now joins Draymond Green and Klay Thompson as the third max player on the Warriors’ roster.
Curry’s impact on the game goes beyond the court as well as he is a favorite of the kids. Kids want to be like Steph and shoot 3s, and Curry’s impact is important to the league’s success as a global icon. Curry averaged 25.3 points and 6.6 assists per game during the 2016-2017 regular season. There wasn’t any doubt that Steph was going to return to the Bay Area.