From the beginning of the last season, All-Star Stephen Curry from the Golden State Warriors had the window open for him to sign a new contract with the team. While he said that he would prefer to spend his entire career playing with the Warriors, he still didn’t go for the renewed contract.
With a maximum deal for him on the table, if he wants, he can extend for the mind-blowing sum of $156 million. And yet, he still hasn’t. In an interview with the 5.7 The Game’s “Steiny, Guru & Dibs” Show, Bob Myers, the Warriors’ general manager had this to say:
He could sign a four-year deal after this season [or] a five-year deal after that. 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.
Curry has a lot of incentives for staying in the team. With the upcoming season where he will get $46 million in pay, if he decides to stay, he’ll get an added $215 million to what he’s getting. When asked about what are the odds of Curry seeing that he can make potentially a lot more money, Myers replied:
I think he’s happy. 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.
Curry had said a while back that he would like to play for the Warriors for as long as his father played with the Charlotte Hornets. Dell Curry played for over 15 years. We are yet to know how long is Stephen actually going to stick with the team he calls his own.