The Golden State Warriors are pretty much optimistic that they will re-sign their star guard Stephen Curry. "I don't see any reason not to be optimistic," Warriors general manager Bob Myers said during an end-of-the-season video conference on Monday, per ESPN.
"He seems like he's motivated; we're motivated. I would say pretty confident we'll get something done." Curry, who was selected at No. 7 in the 2009 NBA draft, has spent his entire career with the Warriors.
"Obviously, we want Steph back in the worst way," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. "There's no reason to think why that won't happen. We're excited about that. We're excited about next season. You know, coming back with Draymond [Green] and Steph playing at such a high level to finish the season and to get Klay [Thompson] back and to have the opportunity to fortify our roster, to see these young guys emerge, it's all very exciting."
Warriors excited about Curry and Klay Thompson
Thompson, who has now missed two consecutive seasons, is set to return to the floor next season. "I don't know that it'll be the start of the year," Myers said.
"We'll see more as camp gets closer. When I say start of the year, I mean Game 1. I don't know if that's realistic or not. That'll be less than a year. ... I don't know what date the season opens up, but I think that'll be 11 months.
I don't know that that's realistic. "I want to talk about Klay a lot, but I'm reluctant because I don't want to use that as an excuse. I don't want people to think, when Klay comes back, everything is going to be great.
As great as he is, and it will help a lot, we have to look at our team and say Klay
will be a huge addition, but there's other areas where we need to improve on, as well. But I don't know exactly when it'll be."
The Warriors will be focused on adding veteran presence this coming offseason. "I do know we need veterans, and the one area I can say without kind of equivocating is we have to add some veterans in free agency," Myers said.
"We just have to. We're well aware of that. We'll try to do it. We actually tried to do it last year with a few guys, so it wasn't as if that mindset didn't exist. It doesn't matter, nobody cares, but we were in second place with quite a few guys that I think were veteran, could have helped, but they chose to go to a team after Klay's injury that they thought they could win it more, and that's fair to them."