Stephen Curry Rumors: Warriors Star to Agree on 4-Year, $215M Contract 'Soon'

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist IVAugust 2, 2021

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry gestures after scoring during the second half of an NBA basketball Western Conference Play-In game against the Los Angeles Lakers Wednesday, May 19, 2021, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 103-100. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill

Superstar Stephen Curry will "soon be agreeing" to a four-year, $215 million contract extension with the Golden State Warriors, according to NBA reporter Marc Stein

Such a deal would keep the 33-year-old Curry under contract with the Dubs through the 2025-26 season. 

It doesn't come as a surprise that Curry is expected to sign a lucrative extension. He was brilliant in the 2020-21 season, leading the league in scoring (32.0 PPG) while adding 5.8 assists, 5.5 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game. He shot 48.2 percent from the field and 42.1 percent from three. 

The Warriors didn't make the playoffs (only the play-in tournament) but had to work with a young roster around Curry and Draymond Green as Klay Thompson missed his second straight year because of injuries. 

A contract with an average annual value of $53.7 million will hurt on the back end for the Warriors—Curry will be 38 when the deal runs out—but the two-time MVP could age well, namely because of his shooting. 

While traits like explosiveness, speed and recovery time diminish with age, shooters generally don't lose their stroke. It's unlikely Curry will lead the league in scoring toward the end of this deal, but barring major injuries, it's also hard to imagine he won't be a solid contributor throughout most, if not all, of this extension. 

Chris Paul led the Phoenix Suns to the NBA Finals at the age of 36. His guile, vision, playmaking and shooting stroke haven't left him. 

But this deal also rewards Curry for the Hall of Fame career he's compiled with the Dubs. Alongside his two MVPs and three titles, he is a seven-time All-Star, four-time All-NBA first-team selection and a two-time scoring champion. He's the greatest player in the history of the franchise, the greatest shooter in NBA history and one of the best players in history, period. 

It's unfathomable to imagine Curry would play anywhere else. This rumored extension would virtually guarantee he never will.