Stephen Curry shoots down free agency speculation: 'I want to be back here'
NBA MVP Stephen Curry has no intentions of leaving the Golden State Warriors as he enters the final year of his contract, he told reporters on Tuesday.
“I want to be back here,” Curry said. “I like playing here and that's it.”
This upcoming season will mark the final year of his four-year, $44 million deal. He is the fourth-highest paid player on the Warriors as he is expected to earn $12 million this year.
Golden State added forward Kevin Durant in the off-season, signing him to a two-year, $54 million contract. Draymond Green and Klay Thompson will also earn more salary–wise than Curry in 2016-17.
Curry is coming off his second consecutive MVP season. Last year, he averaged 30.1 points, 6.7 assists and 5.4 rebounds in the regular season.
The Warriors won a record 73 games in the regular season but lost the NBA Finals to the Cleveland Cavaliers in seven games. The Warriors became the first team to lose the NBA Finals after leading the series 3–1.