Here’s some good news, Golden State Warriors fans: Stephen Curry has no interest in getting caught up in the free agency circus two summers from now.
Curry, the NBA’s reigning MVP, says he’s perfectly content in the Bay Area and focused on keeping the Dubs atop the League.
The 27-year-old superstar is the fifth-highest paid Warrior, behind Klay Thompson ($15 million), Draymond Green ($14.2 million), Andrew Bogut ($12 million) and Andre Iguodala ($11.7 million).
Per the 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,” said Curry, the NBA’s reigning MVP who led the Warriors to their first championship since 1975.
Curry, 27, is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2017, when his four-year, $44 million deal signed in October 2012 expires. Curry will make $11.3 million this season and $12.1 million in 2016-17.
“It helps being world champs and you want to continue to build the momentum that we’ve established and I hope to have a huge part of that in the long term,” Curry said. “But I think the best approach for me is to try and stay as in the moment as possible. […] Everybody in this league is going to have many decisions to make, and you’ll be in a lot of different situations throughout your career, so in order to enjoy the ride, you kind of have to not get too ahead of yourself and just stay in the moment.”