OAKLAND – Former Two-time NBA MVP and Champion Stephen Curry has agreed to a five-year, $201 million extension — the richest contract in league history — with the Golden State Warriors, according to his agent Jeff Austin of Octagon told ESPN.
Curry becomes the first NBA star who will sign a supermax contract. The Golden State point guard had been playing on a four-year, $44 million contract. He is a four-time All-Star and a three-time All-NBA first-team performer.
Lebron James sent out his praises to his fellow NBA colleague on his much deserving raise.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) 1 juli 2017
The 29-year old Curry holds career averages of 22.8 points, 6.8 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game over his eight seasons.
He has led the league in 3-pointers for five consecutive seasons, and his career total of 1,917 ranks 10th all time. His career 3-point shooting percentage is 43.8, the third-highest all time.
SUPERMAX PLAYER EARNINGS
Under the recent supermax provision addition in the collective bargaining agreement – NBA organizations can offer players they drafted or traded for early in their careers contracts worth as much as $70 million more than any other team. Players awarded a “Supermax Deal” have to meet certain criteria such as qualifying for an All-NBA team or winning the Defensive Player of the Year Award.
Written by Andrew Mitchell for Woodlawn Post