Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry is entering the final season of his four-year, $44 million deal he signed back in 2013, per Spotrac. With free agency looming, he ensured the media and Warriors fans on Tuesday that he isn’t looking to go anywhere else.
When asked if he likes his chances of re-signing with the Warriors before 2017-18, Curry answered, per ESPN’s Marc Stein: “Uh, yes. I want to be here. That’s it.”
It’s clear he has set himself up nicely for a big raise, too, given the season he had last year.
That monster season helped him earn his second consecutive MVP award as he collected all 131 first-place votes.
However, 2016-17 will pose a new challenge for Curry, as formerOklahoma City Thunder star, four-time scoring champion and 2014 MVP Kevin Durant will join him. Durant signed a two-year, $54.2 million deal with the Warriors in July, per Spotrac.
As the biggest free agent available over the summer, speculation on where Durant would end up dominated storylines throughout last season.
But Curry ensured the media there would be none of that during this upcoming season, stating his intentions not to be a distraction, via Anthony Slater of the San Jose Mercury News:
However, Curry’s obvious desire to remain with the Warriors should curb plenty of drama and speculation about his home come next season and will allow Golden State to focus on winning its second title in three seasons.