Stephen Curry, Warriors agree to massive four-year extension

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Stephen Curry, Warriors agree to massive four-year extension

Two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry has signed a four-year, $215 million dollar extension with the Golden State Warriors, his agent Jeff Austin told ESPN. Curry, 33, has become the first player in NBA history to sign two $200 million-plus contracts.

Curry is now guaranteed $261 million over the next five seasons. Curry, who was drafted at No. 7 in the 2009 NBA draft, has spent his entire career with the Warriors. After signing the latest extension, Curry is likely to finish his career with the Warriors.

Curry has won three NBA titles with the Warriors and the team is hoping to again build a championship team around their star guard.

The Warriors wanted to agree to an extension with 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 in May.

"He seems like he's motivated; we're motivated. I would say pretty confident we'll get something done." Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was also hoping Curry would stay long-term with the Warriors. "Obviously, we want Steph back in the worst way," Warriors coach 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."

The Warriors missed out on the playoffs the last two seasons but they didn't have Klay Thompson in each of the past two seasons. "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."