STEPHEN Curry ushered in the era of $200-million-dollar men in the NBA after breaking ground with the first-of-its-kind supermax deal to stay with the Golden State Warriors.
ESPN’s Marc Stein first reported that both sides were set to agree to the ‘supermax’ contract of five-year $201M, at present the richest in NBA history, less than an hour before free agency officially started,
Then ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news of Curry agreeing to stay with the Warriors, as expected, on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) under such terms, according to Curry's agent Jeff Austin of Octagon Sports.
Curry made just $18 million last season in the final year of his 4-year, $44 million contract signed a season before he won back-to-back MVPs in 2015 and 2016 along with two championships.
The Warriors star had a dip in production with the addition of Kevin Durant last season, with averages of 25.3 points, 6.6 assists and 4.5 rebounds. Curry still led the league in three-pointers made.
The reigning champs have also reached an agreement with Shaun Livingston to stay with a 3-year, $24M deal, league sources told ESPN’s Chris Haynes.
Up next on the Warriors agenda is Durant and 2015 Finals MVP Andre Iguodala.