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Warriors PG Stephen Curry On Free Agency: ‘Isn’t Really Appealing To Me’

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The Golden State Warriors are coming off an incredible run to an NBA championship last season with Stephen Curry emerging a legitimate superstar. Although Curry is the reigning NBA MVP and arguably the most popular player in the league right now, the star point guard isn’t paid like it.

Curry will become an unrestricted free agent after the 2016-17 NBA season and will likely be the most sought after player on the open market that summer. The veteran guard is set to make $11.3 million next season and $12.2 million the season after.

In a recent interview, Curry said he’s not even thinking about free agency and has no intention to leave the Warriors when the time comes, via Sporting News:

“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.

Obviously, with two more seasons left to be played before he becomes an unrestricted free agent, anything can happen. This past season was the first time Curry has gone through an 82-game season relatively injury free and it remains to be seen if he can stay healthy moving forward.

Next season, Andre Igoudala ($11.7 million), Andrew Bogut ($12.0), Draymond Green ($14.3) and Klay Thompson ($15.5) will make more than Curry ($11.3). Golden State has a steal with Curry playing in his prime at such a premium, but as long as he stays healthy, the star guard could become the highest-paid player in the league when he signs his new deal.

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