Warriors

Report: Steph, Dubs had 'minor sticking point' in contract talks

Warriors
Steph Curry Joe Lacob

Steph Curry on Tuesday agreed to a four-year contract extension with the Warriors worth about $215 million.

The pact begins in 2022-23 and runs through the 2025-26 season.

Was there ever a moment during the negotiations when it seemed like the deal was going to fall through?

"All [Curry] needed to be sure about was that the Warriors shared in his pursuit of a title. And he had to get that fourth year, which according to sources with knowledge of the negotiations, was a minor sticking point because of the enormous cap figure: $59.6 million," The Athletic's Marcus Thompson wrote Wednesday morning. "But once he got that, and saw where the Warriors were headed, it was a no-brainer."

So the answer to the aforementioned question essentially is "no."

Curry is a three-time NBA champion, two-time NBA MVP and has lifted the Warriors to heights unimagined.

The 33-year-old last season averaged 37.1 points, 5.2 assists and 5.5 rebounds over his final 21 games, while shooting 49.2 percent overall and 44.3 percent from deep (on 15.1 attempts).

RELATED: Draymond hyped for Steph's contract extension with Warriors

He finished third in the MVP voting.

"I didn’t have to put any pressure on myself last year to prove that I was that dude on the court to get this deal," Curry told Thompson. "This deal is the end goal of loving what I do and the journey and the self-confidence I have.

 

"So it all starts with gratitude and appreciation.”

Follow @DrewShiller on Twitter

Download and subscribe to the Dubs Talk Podcast