Why GS Warriors Must Think Twice About Long-Term Extension for Stephen Curry

September 25th, 2012 by Stephen Babb Leave a reply »
You might have forgotten that Stephen Curry even played for the Golden State Warriors after the 24 year-old guard missed nearly two-thirds of the 2011-12 season with ankle problems.

But yes, the emergent point guard is still very much a part of the organization's plans, and likely for the long-haul. CSNBayArea.com's Matt Steinmetz reports that the Warriors could extend Curry prior to the start of the regular season:

“I’m very optimistic about getting a deal done,” said Lance Young, Curry’s representative. “I think we can get something done by the 31st (Oct. 31, the deadline for Curry to sign a deal).”

In theory, of course it would be nice to keep Curry around for as long as possible; or the four seasons covered by an extension.

In practice, the case for hanging on to Curry is a bit less clear cut.

Yes, the Warriors are set to have loads of cap room in the summer of 2014, perhaps even enough to re-sign Andrew Bogut and another high-impact free agent (along with the already-extended Curry). But Golden State also has to think about the two summers thereafter, when Klay Thompson and H ...

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