While the Golden State Warriors are still cherishing the NBA title, MVP Stephen Curry might not stay longer with the team. The rising star will be a free agent in 2017 and teams around the NBA are willing to offer a big contract for the super star.
In the NBA, ‘loyalty’ is not the exact word to use when it comes to player staying longer to his ballclub. There are numbers of stars leaving their team, to say it differently, only few players are sticking with his original team for a career.
Take for example LeBron James, who travelled to Miami to form one of the most memorable “Big Three, afterwards he returned to the Cavaliers after four years. On the other side of the coin, Kobe Bryant will be retiring this season and he knows only one team, that is the Los Angeles Lakers. While Bryant tasted early victories with the Lakers in comparison to James, who won his first title with the Heat in his ninth season, both players have different decisions.
If Lebron James can leave his team, then it goes with other stars in the NBA. Curry will be in the free agency market in 2017, and it would take a lot of money for the Golden State Warriors to keep him.
However, Curry provided peace of mind to the Warriors fans when he addressed the notion of departing the Warriors and he said that he has no desire of going to other team. If Curry is not to be lured by money, then he would play longer with the Warriors.
“As I am thinking right now, free agency isn’t really appealing to me because I love where I’m at, love the organization I’m playing for, and the Bay Area is home for me and my family,” Curry said.
Without Curry in the Warriors, the offense will not be that fast. The total offense of the Warriors will be crippled and coach Steve Kerr might be using more of the triangle. Surely, the Golden State Warriors will have two more years to reap everything with Curry but they are preparing for the best offer for him when 2017 comes.
Stephen Curry averaged 23.8 points, 7.7 assists and 3.6 rebounds in 2014-15 season. In the postseason, he averaged 28.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 6.4 assists last season.