One of the least talked about situations in the NBA has been Stephen Curry’s contract. He is in the final year of his four-year, $44 million deal and will become an unrestricted free agent next summer. In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Curry gave a clear answer on what he believes will transpire in the offseason.
“Curveballs happen all the time. It’s hard to see myself anywhere else.”
With the way the Golden State Warriors are situated right now, it is difficult to envision him playing anywhere else. It also helps that train of thought with the Warriors being able to offer him an NBA record $165 million over five years. This makes it a pretty easy decision for Curry in free agency.
Although Kevin Durant has an opportunity to enter free agency next offseason because of the player option for the second year of his deal, it shouldn’t hinder or hurt the team’s chances of re-signing the two-time MVP. He heart lies with the Warriors and it would be jaw-dropping to see him walk away from such a great situation. Ultimately, it’s just a matter of how much and how long his new deal will be with Golden State.