To not see Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Playoffs is unusual as it was last year. With their first loss to the LA Lakers and then at home to the Memphis Grizzlies, and with above the expectations performance, the Warriors came in short unfortunately. As one of the NBA’s greatest-ever shooters, over the season many have been wondering about Curry’s future with the franchise.
At the end of next season, Stephen Curry will become an unrestricted free agent (via Sportskeeda NBA). Steph Curry is entering the final year of his 5-year contract. In the 2021-22 campaign he is set to earn $45m. He has two options, and he will need to make the decision regarding that in the summer. The two options are whether to sign another contract extension or test the free agency market next year. If he were to sign a new deal, he would be the first player in the history of the NBA to earn two contracts worth more than $200m. As per the new deal he would be earning $215m across four years.
Around the league there are plenty of fans and media members who would like to see Steph Curry leave the Golden State Warriors, but according to the early indicators, it seems he won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. With the Warriors which according to him is his home, he has had another unbelievable season. Back in April, he broke Wilt Chamberlain’s points record for the team and in March eclipsed Guy Rodgers’ all-time assists tally. In April, with a league-record 96 threes, he also had one of the most staggering months in league history.
The Golden State Warriors dynasty has been built with his history of incredible shooting which helped them secure three championships, making them one of the most prominent sides in the league and across the globe. Thus, it’s difficult to imagine him in any other jersey. He has also been involved with many charitable projects in the city of San Francisco. With his family and his incredible army of fans, many don’t see a reason for Steph to leave the Warriors for some other team. And it should only be a matter of time before we hear the news of the big decision he makes, which perhaps would mostly be to stay ‘home’.