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Lacob discusses Steph's looming Warriors contract extension

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Joe Lacob Steph Curry

Steph Curry as of right now is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2021-22 season.

But all signs point to him signing a contract extension with the Warriors this summer.

"My full expectation is that Steph will be with us for the remainder of his career," Golden State owner Joe Lacob said on The TK Show podcast with The Athletic's Tim Kawakami. "I think he wants that [and] we want that.

"I really don't have anything to say about that other than we're in the middle -- or [we have] started that process. That'll go on this summer."

But if you are a Warriors fan anxiously waiting for an announcement, you probably are going to have wait until mid-August or so.

"I think we all want to see what it looks like with the draft and free agency first," Lacob said. "I think that makes sense to see where we're going. And Steph sees where we're going.

"Our expectation is we're gonna be with Steph for a long time. We love him and the fans love him. He's obviously fantastic and we're gonna do everything we can to keep him here and keep him happy."

The three-time NBA champion is eligible to sign a four-year extension worth over $200 million that would put him under contract for the next five seasons.

 
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Curry averaged 37.1 points and 5.2 assists over the Warriors' final 21 games last season, while shooting 49.2 percent overall and 44.3 percent from deep (on 15.1 attempts).

The 33-year-old arguably is the most popular and beloved athlete in Bay Area history.

"We're very, very lucky to have him," Lacob added. "You should enjoy every minute of it."

That is correct.

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