Stephen Curry was willing to take a discount
"I actually asked Bob [Myers]," Curry said. "If I were to take a discount at any number, I dont know what it would be how much of a difference would that make for us to be able to sign other guys. It wasnt like [Kevin Durants] situation. His had a direct impact on us being able to sign Andre [Iguodala] and Shaun [Livingston]. And it was just an unbelievable sacrifice by KD. But mine didnt matter." Because the Warriors own Curry's bird rights, they were able to reward him with a five-year, $201 million super-max deal without it significantly affecting their cap situation.
Warriors, Curry agree on 5-yr, $201M deal
It's a supermax for the two-time MVP with no player option on the fifth year. His starting salary figures to be around $34.7 million in the 2017-18 season, which is fairly close to the total of his four-year, $44 million that just ended. We'll see what the Warriors have in store to add next to Curry, but there is some talk guys like Kevin Durant could take a pay cut to keep this super team together. Curry may have been overshadowed during the regular season, but he is still an elite player in this league.
GSW, Curry 'on course' for five-year supermax
This is probably the least surprising news you're going to get on Saturday. Curry had one of the best bargains in the NBA due to some lingering ankle issues lowering his value just before his deal that just ended, so everyone knew it was his turn to cash in. Expect this deal to go down tonight.
Warriors crowned NBA champions
The trophy is back in the Bay for the second time in three years. Kevin Durant is likely going to be named the Finals MVP, but Stephen Curry was incredible as well and got some redemption after a poor showing the year before. He scored 34 points on 10-of-20 shooting, adding 10 assists, six rebounds, three steals and two 3-pointers. Curry's bargain of a contract expires this summer, but he's fully expected to return to the Warriors with a new "super max" contract that will exceed $200 million. He will be a no-brainer pick in the top five of fantasy leagues next season.
Stephen Curry scores scores just 14 points
The Cavs did a great job on Curry in the first half, allowing him to make just 1-of-7 from the field for six points. Curry also had some careless passes and obviously his defense wasn't there with how the Cavs racked up the scoring. This is by far his most inefficient game in the last two rounds of play, but he did post his third point-assist double-double of this series. He'll head back to Oracle where he has an outstanding 68.1 true shooting percentage in these playoffs.
Steph Curry triple-doubles in Game 2 victory
Curry hadn't made double-digit free throws in a playoff game this year, but he went 10-of-10 in the first quarter alone tonight, finishing 14-of-14 from the line. He struggled with turnovers early, committing eight in the game, but he was unstoppable during the Warriors' dominant second half. In other news, Steve Kerr was on the Warriors' bench as head coach tonight. It's a terrific sight following his lengthy absence due to complications from a spinal fluid leak, and he said that he plans to coach the duration of the Finals.
Stephen Curry scores 28 points in Game 1 win
It's his first 20-10 game of the 2017 postseason and also the first in his career during The Finals. The assists are nothing new for the Warriors, but they also tied the NBA Finals record for fewest turnovers in a Finals game at just four -- that's even more impressive with their 31 assists. Despite a very good 63.6 true shooting percentage in this game, it's actually down from his absurd 67.5 TS% in his previous 2017 playoff games. By the way, he did have a shooting sleeve to start this game, but he ditched it and really heated up after that.
Stephen Curry to wear shooting sleeve?
He said it doesn't hurt and this won't affect his shooting. If it did affect him, he said he wouldn't wear it. Curry has worn shooting sleeves before, so this is nothing new for him. He's been awesome in these playoffs with a 30.1 usage rate and a 67.5 true shooting percentage.
Kerr impressed with how fresh Curry looks
Last year, after an incredible regular season, Curry was clearly less than 100% in the playoffs. In the Finals, Curry averaged just 22.6 points and 3.7 assists, while shooting 40.3 percent from the floor. That was a sharp dropoff from his 2016 regular season stats (30.1 points and 6.7 assists on 50.4 percent shooting). This postseason, his scoring average and shooting percentages have actually increased compared to the 2016-17 regular season. We know Steph will be looking to atone for last season's disappointing Finals performance.
Curry scores 36 as Warriors sweep Spurs
The Warriors will be back in the finals for the third year in a row. Curry shot 14-of-24 from the field with six rebounds, five assists and five 3-pointers and has never looked better, averaging 27.9 points per game in his previous 11 playoff games. Curry said after Game 3 that he's been battling a sore right (shooting) elbow for a little while, so the extra time off will be key -- Game 1 of the NBA Finals isn't until June 1. He will be looking to redeem himself after a poor showing in the Finals in 2015-16.