Stephen Curry retiring with Warriors could cost Golden State a small fortune

Stephen Curry will make a crazy amount of money with a new Golden State Warriors deal.

Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors are creeping ever closer to a long-term extension.

Curry admitted that extension talks are firmly on the table between his representation and the Golden State franchise. He has two more years left on his five-year, $201 million deal he signed back in July 2017. Curry is slated to make roughly $43 million in 2020-21 and $45.8 million in 2021-22. Here is what a three-year extension after that could look like for him and Golden State.

Stephen Curry may make over $50 million annually in his age-35 and 36 seasons

ESPN’s Bobby Marks reports it would likely be a three-year, $156 million extension that would kick in beginning with the 2022-23 NBA season. Marks projects Curry will make $48 million in his age-34 season in 2022-23, $52 million in his age-35 season in 2023-24 and $56 million in his age-36 season in 2024-25. Let’s just hope Curry is able to age gracefully after inking this deal.

If any Warrior has earned the right to never play for another team, it has to be him. We are talking about the driving force behind the team’s dynasty in the late 2010s. Golden State won the Western Conference five years in a row and won three NBA Championships in those first four seasons. Without Curry and his brilliant 3-point shooting, none of this would have been possible.

However, the Warriors were terrible last season because Curry and star shooting guard Klay Thompson were not healthy. Thompson will miss all of the 2020-21 campaign after rupturing his Achilles. Though Curry will be back, he is on the wrong side of 30 and has a bad history with ankle issues. While he may not play into his late 30s, Curry will get paid handsomely up until then.

Expect Curry to make well over $50 million annually in what will be his final Golden State season.