Stephen Curry and his Warriors, love ’em or not, are going nowhere. Thompson and Green have already secured long-term deals, while sources say it’s a formality that Curry — who runs unopposed as the foremost late bloomer in league history — will be presented with a max five-year deal worth an estimated $175 million as soon as he’s eligible for it in the summer of 2017.
2. Curry’s new contract would not run nearly as long as if he waits one year for free agency. A renegotiated extension can only be for a maximum of four seasons, and the renegotiated season counts, so a Curry contract this summer would go through the 2019-20 season while a five-year contract as a free agent next summer could give him security until 2021-22. Waiting also likely gives Curry a higher salary per season since the cap will rise again next year — especially if, as expected, the value of maximum contracts is increased in the 2017 labor renegotiations.
Diamond Leung: Stephen Curry on re-signing with Warriors: "I've always said I want to stay in the Bay... Hopefully that happens." bloom.bg/1nKl3GH
Curry again stated his desire to stay with the Warriors in a video posted on his Facebook page (scroll ahead to the 2:33 mark). Asked if he ever thought he’d leave Golden State, Curry said, “Hopefully not. Hopefully everything works out and I can finish my career here. I’ve probably got like 10 good years left.”
Stephen Curry plans to stay with the Warriors long term and isn’t interested in free agency after the 2016-17 season, the league MVP told Sporting News. “As I am thinking right now, free agency isn’t really appealing to me because I love where I’m at, love the organization I’m playing for, and the Bay Area is home for me and my family,” Curry said. Curry becomes an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2017 unless he works out an extension with Golden State before then. He remains an absolute bargain for the champion Warriors after signing a four-year, $44 million deal in October 2012 that will pay him $11.3 million this upcoming 2015-16 season and $12.1 million in 2016-17.
November 27, 2020 | 4:30 pm EST Update
Shams Charania: NBA Preseason begins on Dec. 11, running through Dec. 19: Lakers-Clippers, New York-Detroit, Orlando-Atlanta, Houston-Chicago, Sacramento-Portland.
Adrian Wojnarowski: San Antonio has signed the 41st pick in the draft – Duke guard Tre Jones – to a three-year deal, agent @KB_Sports of @BDA_Sports tells ESPN. A three-year deal allows Jones to enter restricted free agency sooner than the traditional four-year contract of second-round picks.
November 27, 2020 | 3:56 pm EST Update
Bobby Marks: Bruno Caboclo and Jae’ Sean Tate each have $50K guaranteed in their 2020/21 contract. Caboclo becomes full if he is not waived by the first game of the regular season and Tate increases to $500K. Caboclo is signed for 2 seasons and Tate for 3.
Bobby Marks: Patrick Patterson received a slight raise with the LA Clippers- $3.1M. The contract is for 120% of the minimum exception. The Clippers have room under the hard cap for their second round pick Daniel Oturu and 2 veteran minimums (if J. Noah is waived).