Warriors general manager Bob Myers has no doubt Golden State will sign a contract extension with Stephen Curry, who was crowned scoring champion this season.
“I see no reason not to be optimistic,” Myers warned Monday, three days after the team’s season ended after losing in the mini-tournament to the Grizzlies. “He seems motivated, we are motivated. I trust that we will obtain something ”.
In December, Curry indicated that the talks were continuing and that he was “fully engaged.” The two-time MVP signed a five-year, $ 201 million deal in July 2017. It was the most expensive deal at the time, until James Harden signed a $ 228 million extension with the Rockets.
“Obviously we want Steph back anyway,” said coach Steve Kerr. “There is no reason to think that it will not happen.”
Curry had yet to come to terms with the abrupt end to their season after Friday’s loss at home to the Grizzlies on Monday, but he was already thinking about the changes needed to get the Warriors back in contention for the title.
“Now they will increase the talks, but you know, there is a lot of uncertainty and the decision will extend to the summer,” he said. “You have to be realistic about how we can be that team again and we will figure it out as we move forward.”
At 33 years old and in his 12th season in the NBA, Curry became the oldest scoring champion since Michael Jordan did so at 35 in 1998. Curry averaged 32 points to lead the league for the second time in his career. . He also joined Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only players with multiple scoring titles, MVPs and championships.
The point guard, who has played since March 17 with a cracked tailbone after falling on a step in the stands in Houston, met with Myers and Kerr to end the season and said he is evaluating whether to play the Tokyo Olympics.
Myers stressed that Golden State will need to add veteran players to join Curry, Draymond Green and a healthy Klay Thompson. AP (HN)