Stephen Curry doesn’t want to go anywhere.
The Golden State Warriors have won three of the last four NBA titles. Curry, meanwhile, has two MVPs to his name as well as five All-NBA selections. He is one of the best guards in the league. Not to mention, one of the best shooters as well. The seventh overall selection (2009) IS Golden State.
And he doesn’t want to keep playing with any other team but the Warriors.
Appearing on “The Bill Simmons Podcast” earlier this week, Curry was asked if he wanted to finish his career in Golden State. His answer? Simple, yet emphatic.
“For sure I do,” Curry said to Simmons. “This is home. This is where I want to be, for obvious reasons. … I love the Bay Area, man. The only reason I go home now is if my sister’s getting married or to go play the Hornets for that one game, so I haven’t really been back much. I haven’t put my mind there.”
In nine seasons, Curry is averaging 23.1 points, 6.8 assists and 4.4 assists per game. He is shooting 43.6% from long range while leading the league in threes five different times. But over the past three seasons is when Curry has truly come into his own offensively. During that stretch, he’s averaging 27.4 points, 6.5 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 1.9 steals per contest.
Forget about Kevin Durant for just a moment. Curry is what makes the Warriors tick. He is their most valuable player, and it’s not particularly close. Unfortunately, injuries would limit him to just 51 games last season. And yet, he still couldn’t stop putting up ridiculous numbers. Eventually, the Warriors will have decisions to make. Eventually, someone has to go. That someone isn’t Steph, though. Why would it be?
He’s the face of the franchise. Don’t expect that to change anytime soon.