Not many were surprised when Steph Curry re-signed with the Golden State Warriors at the beginning of his time as a free agent at the end of last season.
Curry had just claimed his second championship victory in his three years with the Warriors, sliding into a 4-1 win in the NBA Finals against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
A new deal and commitment to Golden State seemed inevitable, and so followed his $201 million five-year contract.
However, there is a slight air of doubt about whether Curry will make it to 2022 with the Warriors, especially after the Warriors refused one of his requests during negotiations.
Curry pushed for a no-trade clause included in his new deal but Golden State decided otherwise and declined. All of this was reported by Marcus Thompson of The Athletic.
Curry also seemed to state that he preferred that the fifth year of the of the contract be an option for the player. Once again, the Warriors declined his request.
Curry, a four-time All-Star, has been the centerpiece of the Warriors’ recent successes over the past few years. But, the Warriors have kept in mind that Curry will be 34 years old by the time his contract expires.
So the real question is, will the Warriors consider trading Curry? For the time being, obviously not. But, after giving him such a bumper contract, the Warriors will be expecting him to deliver.
The team is currently sixth in the Western Conference after a very slow start to the season with losses to the Rockets, Grizzlies, and the Pistons. On Monday they were able to beat the Clippers who were leading the Western Conference.
“Our defensive effort really got us to where we wanted to be,” Curry said, as quoted by Associated Press. “The coach gave us a challenge before the game to just try and win the possession and field-goal game. Throughout the course of the game, that was the key. We played Warriors basketball and now we have to sustain it.”