In a development that will surprise no one, reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry said this week he is not interested in testing free agency when he becomes eligible to do so in 2017.
?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 told Sporting News’ Jimmy Spencer.
Curry is the centerpiece of a young and talented Golden State Warriors team that is coming off an NBA championship and primed to contend for more for years to come. He also is playing under an extremely team-friendly contract after signing a four-year, $44 million deal in 2012.
For comparison, teammates Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Andrew Bogut and Andre Iguodala all are set to make more money than Curry this season.
Barring catastrophe, Curry has a massive payday coming his way sometime in the next two years. But he says he’s not thinking that far ahead.
?It helps being world champs and you want to continue to build the momentum that we?ve established, and I hope to have a huge part of that in the long term,? Curry told Sporting News. ?But I think the best approach for me is to try and stay as ‘in the moment’ as possible.
?Everybody in this league is going to have many decisions to make, and you?ll be in a lot of different situations throughout your career, so in order to enjoy the ride, you kind of have to not get too ahead of yourself and just stay in the moment.?
The Warriors will host the New Orleans Pelicans on Oct. 27 to open the 2015-16 regular season.
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