THE Steph Curry-Kevin Durant partnership will not be a one-year experiment.
At least that is what the current plan seems to be as two-time NBA MVP Curry told reporters during media day that he plans to re-sign with the team after next season.
Curry, who will be an unrestricted free agent after the 2016-17 season, answered "Yes” to questions on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) about returning in a Warriors uniform after this upcoming campaign. Durant in July joined Golden State on a two-year deal.
"I want to be back here. I like playing here, and that's it," said Curry, whose US$12 million salary this season is much less compared to other big name teammates. Kevin Durant is getting US$26.5 million, Klay Thompson US$16.6 million and Draymond Green US$15.3 million.
Curry’s decision to return is a far cry from what recent MVPs LeBron James and Durant- both transferred to other teams at the end of their rookie contract extensions. Durant opted to join Curry and the Warriors in free agency while James left the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat but returned to the Cavs after winning two championships in Florida.
The 28-year old NBA superstar said he hopes his contract status won't be a distraction this coming season.
"I hope not because we'll worry about that in the summer. My answer's not going to be any different all year. So, keep asking me, I won't have a different one.”