Warriors Give Steph Curry the first SuperMax Contract with $200 Million Deal
By Brandon Simmons
The Steph Curry era in Golden State is going to be around a little bit longer. Friday, the Warriors point guard signed a 5 year, $201 million deal with the team, which is the supermax contract in the NBA. That will make him the highest paid player in the league, for now, but for Curry, it has been a long time coming.
Over the past 3 seasons, Curry has been the best player not named Lebron James. The two time MVP has led a Warriors offense that has lit up scoreboards every night with their 3 point shooting. In 2014, Curry set the single season record for 3 pointers which notched him a MVP award and propelled the Warriors to win their first title in 40 years. The following year, Curry shattered the record with 402 three’s and became the NBA’s first ever unanimous MVP. The 2015-16 season was also the season where he helped his team set the single season record for wins with 73.
This year, Curry was not a MVP contender but still managed to be his true championship self. He was unable to break his 3 pointer record but finished 2nd to it. His 28.1 ppg pushed Golden State to sweep through the Western Conference and beat the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers 4-1, to win the NBA Finals for the 2nd time in 3 years.
Now there could be some cause for concern in regards to this contract. How will this total affect the future salaries of players such as Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson? The Warriors did draft Green and Thompson so they will eventually have to pay them for their outstanding play or someone else will. As of right now it seems like they got the piece that was needed before completing a whole championship puzzle.
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