Steph Curry

The Golden State Warriors and Steph Curry have agreed to a supermax contract that will pay Curry $201 million over five years, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The extension is the richest deal in NBA history, and Curry is the first player to sign the new “supermax” deal. As Wojnarowski put it, “the crossing of a $200 million threshold that eventually will become the norm for the NBA’s biggest superstars.”

This move is no surprise; it was pretty much a no-brainer for the Warriors to pay what it takes to keep their superstar point guard around long term.

Curry, 29, has won two NBA MVP awards and helped the Warriors win two NBA championships over the last three years. In 2016-17, he averaged 25.3 points, 6.6 assists, 4.5 rebounds, and had a 24.73 Player Efficiency Rating.

It was debated how Curry, Klay Thompson, and Kevin Durant would work together in Golden State, but things went exactly as they hoped, and exactly how the rest of the NBA feared. Durant chose not to opt in for the second year of his contract, but it’s assumed to only be so he can help the Warriors have the financial flexibility to make other moves, such as potentially re-signing free-agent Andre Iguodala.

The Warriors should remain a juggernaut for a long while.

[ESPN]

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