Golden State Warriors star guard Stephen Curry says the potential of signing an extension with the group is “on the desk” and reiterated that he’s hopeful he’ll retire with the one skilled staff he has ever identified.
When requested if he plans to signal a contract extension, Curry, 32, acknowledged that the discussions are ongoing.
“We’ve conversations,” Curry stated Monday throughout a video convention with reporters. “All the things’s on the desk proper now. All the things I’ve talked about about being a Warrior and what the long run holds. Clearly [I’m] totally dedicated on what that’s. And understanding I’ve acquired to do what’s proper for me and the staff and having these conversations. I really feel blessed to be in that place the place I can say that and actually consider that, so it is a matter of simply letting issues play out the way in which they need to and that is type of the place we’re at proper now.”
Curry, who was initially chosen by the Warriors with the seventh choose within the 2009 NBA draft, is presently within the midst of a five-year, $201 million supermax extension signed in 2017. As ESPN’s Bobby Marks reported, the max extension Curry is eligible for could be for 3 years and $156 million. It could begin in 2022-23.
The 2 sides have till Dec. 21 to finalize an extension this season.
Curry reiterated what he has said publicly a number of occasions over time, which is that he’s hopeful that he can end his profession with the Warriors.
“That is an enormous aim for certain,” Curry stated. “It is an elite membership of fellows that you just have a look at which have performed with the identical group and been profitable and achieved greatness in that respect. So that may be an superior accomplishment. One thing that I’ve clearly spoken publicly about and am very dedicated to. However that additionally goes with there’s much more to be completed on the courtroom, and once more I can not quick ahead to what the tip goes to be and never benefit from the second, benefit from the challenges now we have in entrance of us and what I’ve left to perform as a participant so we’ll see what occurs.
“I will not be altering my quantity or doing something like that making an attempt to re-create my profession. Let’s simply play basketball and proceed to try to obtain greatness.”
Curry, a two-time NBA MVP and three-time NBA champion, famous that he is in no rush to lock within the safety that may include such a large extension — he is simply centered on making an attempt to get the Warriors to be the most effective staff they are often within the current.
“It is simply extra understanding what the panorama is and what the scenario goes into the long run,” Curry stated. “We wish to be aggressive, we wish to be in a scenario the place we’re competing for championships each single 12 months. I wish to be part of that. And that is the aim.”
Talking of objectives, Curry stated whereas the quantity may all the time fluctuate relying on how he is feeling, he is hopeful that he can play at the very least so long as his father, Dell, did.
“I’ve all the time put 16 years as a result of my dad performed 16 years within the league and that was all the time the aim,” Curry stated. “So now it is simply extra so take heed to your physique and who is aware of? You’ll be able to’t predict the long run, however I’ve all the time stated I wish to play for so long as I can play on the stage that I wish to be at and hopefully you may be in that place the place you finish it by yourself phrases.”
As Curry decides how he desires to deal with a doable extension, he stays optimistic in regards to the Warriors’ probabilities within the brief time period even if Curry’s good friend and teammate, Klay Thompson, is out for the 12 months after tearing his Achilles.
“I do know you guys can analyze the salary-cap sheet and have a look at what selections could be sooner or later, however for what now we have proper now, I like the place we’re at,” Curry stated. “I like the truth that now we have sufficient items, sufficient expertise and sufficient expertise to shock lots of people this 12 months and attempt to compete on the high of the West, see what occurs.”