Looming over the most hyped Warriors season in franchise history is Stephen Curry’s upcoming free agency. Though the questions will only mount as time wears on, the two-time NBA MVP is intent on not letting them become a distraction.
“I want to be back here,” Curry said Tuesday afternoon after Golden State’s first practice of training camp. “I like playing here. That’s it.”
Curry, 28, is in the final season of the four-year, $44 million deal he signed when coming off ankle injuries in 2012. The team’s fourth-highest paid player at $12,112,359 this season, he could sign a long-term contract in free agency that would more than double his current annual salary.
Curry, of course, is focused on helping get the Warriors ready for their preseason opener Saturday in Vancouver. Any more queries about his plans will result in a predictable response from the three-time All Star.
“My answer’s not going to be any different all year,” Curry said. “You can keep asking me, and I’ll have the same answer.”