AUGUST 6: Curry’s extension is now official, according to an announcement from the Warriors.
“We’re thrilled to have Stephen in the fold for the next five years, with the vision of him playing his entire career with our franchise,” Warriors president of basketball operations Bob Myers said in a statement. “He epitomizes everything that you’d want in the leader of your basketball team with incredible character, humility, community-minded spirit and a team-oriented approach. On the court, he’s a generational player who has changed the game and won consistently at the highest level. We’re blessed and fortunate to have him on our team, and are thankful to be part of an organization, led by Joe Lacob and Peter Guber, that is committed to winning.”
AUGUST 3: The Warriors and Curry are in agreement on the new four-year, $215MM extension that will go into effect beginning in 2022/23, agent Jeff Austin tells ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link). The star guard will become the first player in NBA history to sign two separate contracts worth more than $200MM, Woj notes.
AUGUST 2: Stephen Curry is expected to sign a $215MM extension that will keep him with the Warriors for four more seasons beyond 2021/22, according to Marc Stein of Substack.
Curry, 33, has been a cornerstone of the organization since being drafted in 2009. He won two MVP awards and led Golden State to five straight NBA Finals and three championships.
Returning from a hand injury that caused him to miss most of the 2019/20 season, Curry turned in another spectacular campaign, leading the NBA in scoring at 32.0 points per game while shooting 48.2% from the field and 42.1% from three-point range. It was the second scoring crown of his career.
Curry’s current deal runs through the end of next season, so the extension will keep him under contract through 2025/26. The Warriors will have their core in place for next few years, with Klay Thompson signed through 2023/24 and Draymond Green with two more years on his contract, plus an option for the 2023/24 season.
Curry will earn $45,780,966 in 2021/22 before his extension takes effect the following year. He’s already making more than the default maximum for a player with his years of experience, but a player’s individual maximum is always at least 5% of his previous salary. As such, he’ll get a 5% raise to $48.07MM for ’22/23, with 8% raises in the following seasons, all the way up to a staggering $59.6MM in ’25/26.
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That contract will probably look pretty ugly in the final year.
Appreciation money $100 million
Contract extension starts at age 36
I think one of us is confused. To me it looks like he is starting this year (21-22) age 33, thus next year (22-23) he would be 34, not 36.
It will completely bind their hands until their payroll can be brought under control once they start to shed some of their other bloated salaries in a few years. Until then the Warriors will continue paying nine figure luxury tax bills to help fund the rest of the league.
Thanks for the daily tax update on the warriors. Winning organizations do whatever it takes to win. Can’t say the same for the Houston franchises you like to cheer for
If he cheers for all the Houston franchises well then the Astros proved they will stop at nothing to win a championship.
I think the Rockets tried pretty hard to win and did so pretty consistently. The Warriors were just better.
I was wondering what your new name was going to be. I thought of some suggestions but I do not think you will like them as much as I do.
Joe Lacob shrugs and gives you the finger.
Why do you care? This owner seems fine paying a luxury tax. He seems to want to reward Curry, who made this franchise a money making machine. It is truly bizarre how obsessed you are with Golden State. I’m not a fan of GS, but I encourage any player to get as much money as he can in the short window he has.
Not as ugly and stupid as this comment, Steph is more likely to finish top 3 MVP every year of this deal – stick to “SD Baseball” because hoops aint your thing, baby…
As he gets older, his ability to shoot shouldn’t deteriorate. Just his speed. So maybe he drives to the bucket less, but Ray Allen was still helping the Celtics and Heat win championships at the end of his career with just his shooting. Now Draymond Green is a different story. Thats a contract that would get ugly fast at the end.
Plus if you want to just talk simply money wise, Curry being on the warriors even if just a shell of his former self, will still draw more revenue from tickets and merchandise than what they are paying him to play
Was Ray Allen making about half of what the payroll was?
He’s still gonna be able to shoot just fine. Everyone wants to always be negative lately. Maybe since Steph doesn’t dunk or run as much as others his game will be just fine even at age 37. Shooters can always shoot
It’ll look ugly before then (w all due respect to Steph).
I wouldn’t have paid him $50M/per year for the next 4, but I suppose no owner was letting him walk and he demanded the max. Better hope those draft picks pan out. This probably means Beal is not coming too
3 young players 20 or younger to help in year 3 and 4 of the contract years to keep them at top of the game.
Face of the franchise contract valuation.
If Rudy gobert sorry a** is almost making 40m a season, then steph deserves this contract 150%!
Steph does deserve this 150%. He’s the 2nd or 3rd most marketable and popular player in the league. Nothing to do with Gobert though. He’s the linchpin of his team and deserves to get paid what he does.
Hmmm so what will laker fans say now that Curry is not going to be a free agent and play with lebron?
For 53.5 a season they say, feel free to stay up north.
They say good luck with that and trying to build a team
No pressure for the front office now. Play-in tournament every year while they wait for all those kids to develop.
Thompson will be back and GSW will be champs next year. LeBron will be still asking for another all star.
Clay will not be the same player snd Weisman is not what they thought he was going to be. The Warriors will probably be a 6-10 send from here on out.
You can but shouldn’t judge a big man off one partial season.
SD Baseball guy – you dont even have the decency to spell Klay’s name right – why would anything you say be true?
GSW is easily a #1 seed if health sticks.
I don’t see it. They were mostly healthy last year and not make the playoffs. Klay won’t be back till late in the season. Wiseman will be better but an easy 1 seed is you drunk off the Kool Aid.
Though I do agree that SD baseball is an idiot. But I feel for his sadness. The only team his city has won’t make the playoffs.
They weren’t mostly healthy. They didn’t have a guy taller than 6’7 for months. Steph/Bazemore/Wiggins/Dray/Looney was a top 10 lineup in the NBA. Now replace Bazemore with Klay Thompson, and replace some of Looney/Wiseman/JTA center minutes with Bjelicia, and all of Oubre’s with Otto Porter. Those are upgrades for sure. This went from a play in team to top 5 in the west without a doubt. The spacing created by Bjelicia, Porter and Klay, PLUS guys like Poole, JTA, Wiseman and Wiggins get a full off-season/training camp not effected by Covid and you’re looking at a huge upgrade.
Now, factor in that the first half of the season, they were STARTING Wiseman instead of letting him come along naturally, despite Looney contributing to elite +/- lineups. Looney is the start this year, with a legitimate rotation with a stretch big in Bjelicia and Wiseman not being relied upon to go up against Giannis and KD.
This team is actually deep now, instead of being a 6 man rotation playing Mychal Mulder 20 minutes in a play in game.
Hopefully they get a Raul Neto to solidify the PG position, but making Damion Lee your 11th man instead of your 7th is HUGE. Gary Peyton II/Nico Mannion, all plunged to the bottom of the depth chart where they currently belong.
JTA keeps getting better as does Poole, but they weren’t the same players to start the season as they were to end it.
Klay will still be better than 90% of the players in the NBA. Wiseman will only get better since he has barely played the last 2 years. GSW will be a top 3 team.
Bruh not playing is a tell. Also Wisemen has only been in the league for a year.
He’s talking about his season at Memphis.
Thompson will be back, but when exactly? He tore his Achilles last November, KD had 18 months to recover from his injury and still missed half of last season. After the same injury and a torn ACL the previous year, how can anyone possibly expect Klay to be anything close to 100% next season unless their name is Marty?
I do think Klay’s defense will probably slip quite a bit but the jumper will still be there to open up the lane for Curry.
But, but…You said you knew the exact game Klay would return.
Lol klay will be back? Dude coming off two major injuries. Dude will be no where near 100%z if anything you get half of what dude use to be at least for next season. Heck klay may never be the same . Don’t bank of klay being a huge help to get a championship
lol KD sure was bad this year!!! You are a bright one aren’t you! Klay is 2 years removed from his knee injury, its totally not a problem.
He might be two years remove from one injury but did you forget why he miss this last season because he got hurt again!! Dude coming off two
Injures !! Let me say it again two season ending injures
And you are dim for this post. You are just cherry picking from his list of injuries. You know better. I honestly want the Dubs to win it all so maybe, just maybe, I do not have to hear how you and crazy sentence structure Sillivan should be GM and head coach.
Man these contracts are becoming ridiculous. Even though I like Curry and every player deserves to be paid but it will decrease other players chances to get paid decent and increase the gap of player salaries which is not healthy. they should do a clause of basic salary plus revenue sharing on merchandise that will be more fair
Role players still gonna make 10-15 million a year….
Still 4 times less
Role players named Draymond still gonna make 25 million a year….
Enjoy sending the next 5 years of picks to okc. All that to end up getting trounced by superior franchises. Rockets are 5 years away from being 5 years away. Keep ur head up and hang ur hat on those 2 ** championships ur worthless franchise has
I’m no Rockets fan. I also think they made a mistake with Green but if Green lives up to the hype and turns into LaVine 2.0 instead of turning into Monta Ellis 2.0 along with Wood and Porter the Rockets would have a very good core along with some good role players in Tate and whatever they can get out of a Gordon trade. Realistically they could be back in the playoffs in 2-3 years.
The Thunder have exactly one guy in place and they talked about trading him. Otherwise they have 15 1sts most of which will come towards the middle of end of the 1st rd. That’s the epitome of 5 years from being 5 years away.
Draymond has more championships then your whole franchise…
He sure does, thanks to injuries to opposing stars (he’s a great player, don’t get me wrong).
So are you throwing out the last 2 championships because neither Bucks or lakers played teams without injuries. Respect their championships a lot more than needing somebody banging a trash can to win.
No, I’m not throwing out any championship. Lol. I’m simply pointing out how the Warriors benefit greatly from opposing stars (not just any player, but stars) getting hurt. If you think that had nothing to do with it, well I don’t know to tell you. As for a trash can, the Astros are your 2017 world champs.
Steph bouncing the healthy rockets in 6 when kd was hurt shows what woulda happened if cp3 was healthy. We beat a far superior (to the rockets) thunder team the year before when we were down 3-2.
The Houston Asterisks haven’t won a real championship
It’s a star driven league though. You could assemble a roster of 10-15 great role players and still get bounced in the first round. You need atleast one franchise player to have any real shot at being a legit contender and likely a second star to help with some of the burden.
Steph Curry would make a billion dollars a year if it was based on his overall dollar value surplus to the NBA. He’s the most famous player worldwide, not Lebron – klutch media only poisons the American media, not world. Steph is the guy everyone wants to be in India, China, Australia, UK etc etc. No one wants to be Bron, because he’s a team hopping and overrated-great of the game, while Steph is the true GOAT. Steph is #1 all-time, Bron is top 10.
You thrive off of not being able to be taken seriously lol
Marty, calm down. I get Steph is your boy, and he is a fantastic player. But most famous player in the world? Be serious, dude. Yao Ming was -and probably still is- the most famous player in China. Do you have any polls to back your claims?
Also, no, Steph is not the GOAT. He’s not even the GOAT at his position.
**correction he was not drafted in 2019
But, huge payday for curry. He has changed the franchise and the game. Generational talent.
Boy this contract is the poster boy for a massive overpay, for a dude that is 33 & will be 38 by the end of the contract, & to top it all up he isn’t a very durable player as it is, which doubtfully will get better as he keeps getting older, right?
Besides a freak broken hand a few years ago, he’s been pretty damn durable. Look up a thing or two once in awhile, might help ya.
Boy do you sure not know basketball!
Did you not understand how he’s the most in shape player of all time? The most fit? He runs marathons EVERY GAME! He will play til he’s 50. He’s winning multiple MVPs in the next 10 years, count on it.
What else would they do though? You let Curry walk and the fans would never forgive you. They’re in a similar spot as the Lakers were in Kobe’s final years except that Curry is coming off one of his best seasons ever statistically.
Remind me again how much is LeBron being paid.
Love to see everyone bash the extension. We all know every single person here would bang the table for their team to sign Steph curry to a 200m contract if he was a free agent this offseason. Also funny how people like to point to his age like he didn’t just dominate the league this year LOL. We’re talking about Steph here, not a player who relies on athleticism. Realistically with his style of play, he could last another 5/6 years. Just a lot of trolls in this forum. But hey I’d be upset if Steph completely dominated my team for many,many years.
It’s pure jealousy and hatred because Steph broke the game by destroying the “Bron is the ONLY good player ever” narrative – nahhh, Steph what? STEPH BETTER!!!!
Steph dominated the league last year? Wow I thought he got booted by Ja Morant in the dang play-in tournament
If curry was drafted 2019 like writer era says, he age alot in 3 yrs league at 33 age
English please. I have no idea what you are trying to say, if you are actually trying to say something.
ESL. He is a Spurs fan.
Now go get high IQ free agents so Steph can win more titles while Lacob infuriatingly tries to rebuild at the same time, completely ignoring how lucky the Spurs were to be able to do that the right way.
If anyone in the league is worth it, it’s Curry. Even if it cripples GS for a few years, it is worth it. He turned a joke of a franchise into the most powerful in the NBA for the majority of a decade. Even with the Curry run, the Golden State Warriors are still 205 games under .500 in their history. And that includes GS being 266 games OVER .500 from 2012-2019.
A similar situation would be a QB coming into the NFL and leading the Lions to 3 Super Bowl championships. Or a pitcher leading the Indians to 3 World Series titles. Curry is worth whatever he gets.
Legitimate question because people yesterday said ere saying Chris Paul isn’t worth 3 years 90 million.
So my question is:
Would you rather have Curry at this price or Paul at 3 years 90 million?
I would take Paul
I’d take a guy with multiple mvps and multiple championships. Not a perineal loser. Steph will be the same age as cp3 is now at the end of this extension
And that’s a completely valid point.
I guess my point is, after seeing this deal, how can someone think Paul isn’t currently worth 90 million over 3 years?
Also, perineal loser is also correct and wrong at the same time.
While he hasn’t won a ring, there is no arguing the impact Paul has made on his teams. While no championships, the teams he has been on have always been better with him than without him.
Chris Paul is older.
It just means astronomical luxury tax for Warriors going forward, and both Curry and the W’s are confident that the team can contend for another title.
That means at the end of the contract, curry will have served 17 years in the league and made 471 million dollars. An average of 27 million a year.
And there is no arguing that he wasn’t worth it.
Even if they miss the playoffs the next 4 years, he would still be plenty worth it
People act like by the time Curry hits 40yrs old there will be so many rules in place that he will play until he is 50 and becomes the Future Logo! You must understand that this man won back to back MVP’s while wearing ankle braces!!! True GOAT
And just think, he was drafted BEHIND the Timberpuppies drafting Ricky Rubio & Jhonny Flynn!
Enough said about the futile existence of the cursed Minnesota NBA franchise !!
We all have to understand that pro sports have changed over the years; it’s less physical and stars are preserved to play longer. Look at QBs playing in late 30s for example. Same thing NBA; Super stars drive in revenues and owners want them to play as long as possible.
These two should be locked in a rubber room together to argue about the Warriors and Rockets lol
Steph is a guy who like the great ones of this game I love. Always got better always improved their gm. I have a lot of respect for him. He’s the Warriors best ever. Big sign of respect from owner. Bulls owner Never showed MJ this kind of respect. And he did more for his team, than anyone in history of the game.
Congratulations Baller Steph Curry.
It’s funny to me that out of all these stories about players signing max extensions, Curry has 80+ comments on it and everyone else, KD, Kawhi, Trae, etc, all have under 10. CP3 has 30, mostly people saying how dumb it is.
Really speaks to who this game is centered around, huh?