NBA Rumors: Why Re-Signing Stephen Curry Is the Right Call for the Warriors
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Just chatted w/ Dubs GM Bob Myers--said GSW will "explore" Curry extension before 10/31 deadline. Nothing more, but he's optimistic on deal— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_SI) August 20, 2012
For one thing, Curry is still young—he's only 24 years old—so one could imagine what he will do for this team when he hits his prime, which could be a few short years away.
In his injury-plagued 2011-12 season, Curry still managed to shoot a career-high 49 percent from the floor—while also shooting 45 percent from three-point land. Entering his fourth NBA season, he's already proven to be a lethal scorer and an exciting athlete to watch.
Being that he's so young, he still has some developing to do. Even in college, Curry was not an elite passer, but realizing what he could do in the NBA, I expect him to make the adjustments to improve his dishing and become mentioned among the current elites.
The main reason to re-sign the 24-year-old point guard is for what he's done for this franchise already. In three seasons with Golden State, Curry is averaging 17.5 points per game to go with 5.8 assists per game and 4.1 rebounds per game.
It's also notable to mention that Curry is very efficient from the floor. From the free-throw line, he's a career 90 percent shooter. Curry also has managed to shoot 44 percent from beyond the arc in his three years. Why go out in free agency to look for something that you already have ?
The Warriors can't afford to lose this kind of production.
Golden State hasn't been relevant since 2007—when many of their stars left for bigger paydays elsewhere. Re-signing Stephen Curry would give the Warriors a face for the franchise now and for the years to come.
The decision should be a no-brainer—re-sign Stephen Curry!!!
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