Golden State Warriors Rumors: Stephen Curry To Stay With The Dubs Amid Upcoming Free Agency
on Jan 18, 2017 06:47 AM EST
The Golden State Warriors are one of the most exciting teams in the NBA right now. With a 35-6 win-loss record, they currently hold the best record in the NBA. And they are just fresh from beating their greatest rival Cleveland Cavaliers in an impressive 35-point blowout.
Even with Kevin Durant on the roster, Stephen Curry still plays a big role in the Dubs' success this season. Drafted as the seventh overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, Curry averages 22.6 points, 4.3 rebounds and 6.8 assists in 536 regular season games. He was also a three-time All-Star, two-time All-NBA First Team and two-time NBA MVP.
And this season, he is averaging 24.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 6.0 assists in 41 games as per Basketball Reference. Curry's NBA record of 157 consecutive games of having a three-point field-goal was snapped in a game against the Los Angeles Lakers. But the very next game against the New Orleans Pelicans, he made 13 three-point field goal to set an NBA record for most three-pointers made in a single game.
But despite his individual success, he is only the fourth highest paid player in his own team. Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green have higher salary than Curry. In 2012, Curry signed a four-year, $44 million contract extension with the Dubs. And after this season, he would be an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career.
And according to Yahoo Sports, Curry plans to stay with the Warriors. With his status right now, he will surely get a very lucrative deal. And with the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, he is bound to sign a huge contract extension if he chooses to re-sign with the Dubs.
If he chooses to sign with another team, he can only be offered a four-year, $140 million deal. But if he re-signs with the Warriors, he can sign a five-year, $210 million contract extension.
Kevin Durant will also hit free agency this summer. And keeping both Durant and Curry will be very expensive for the Dubs. But the way the Warriors are playing right now with Durant and Curry, it seems like Joe Lacob is willing to pay the price for this two players to stay.