Warriors

Myers sheds light on Steph not signing extension before season

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Steph Curry was eligible to sign a contract extension with the Warriors last offseason.

The max deal would have been for three years and about $156 million, and would have run through the 2024-25 campaign.

But the deadline -- which was the night before the season opener -- passed without the sides agreeing to terms.

Why didn't the two-time NBA MVP put pen to paper?

"He could sign a four-year deal after this season [or] a five-year deal after that," president of basketball operations Bob Myers explained Wednesday morning on 95.7 The Game's "Steiny, Guru & Dibs" show. "It wasn't anything that was difficult.

"No hard conversation. It was just, 'Hey, let's talk about it at the end of the year.' So it's really whatever he's hoping to do and wants to do."

Curry will earn just under $46 million in 2021-22 before he is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent.

As Myers mentioned, the three-time NBA champion before the Warriors' first game next season could sign a four-year extension that would be worth about $215 million in additional money, and run through 2025-26.

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How confident is Myers that he can keep Curry in a Golden State uniform his entire career?

"I think he's happy. Obviously, fans always are gonna be worried about Steph Curry," the two-time NBA Executive of the Year said. "But I feel like he's in a very good place personally [and] professionally.

 

"I feel pretty good about him wanting to be around. I don't personally have any -- besides the paranoid fears that everybody has that aren't really rational -- besides once in awhile, 'Well what if this happened?' But those aren't based on fact.

"So I feel good about it and I think he feels good about it."

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