Stephen Curry says he isn’t leaving the Golden State Warriors. Should we chalk that up to standard operating procedure for an athlete in his position? Or should we call it common sense?
Let’s go with both.
Speaking to San Jose Mercury News columnist Tim Kawakami, Curry said what we’re all thinking:
Via Mercury News:
“There’s really no reason that I can see right now that would draw me elsewhere,”
“And we’ll see what happens. But that’s kind of a great position to be in and one that allows me to just focus on just playing good basketball this year and winning a championship and letting the rest of that handle itself.”
If there’s ever been an athlete that doesn’t really need to think about free agency despite a looming mega-deal it’s Curry. He’s going to get paid. The Warriors are a great organization. Leaving them won’t make his path to another championship any easier unless he joins the Cleveland Cavaliers. Those are all pretty much inarguable.
Why would he leave?
Still, good to hear from Curry that he’s giving fans in Oakland some reassurance. Given that Kevin Durant left a top Western Conference team to join the Warriors just this last offseason, perhaps there was some nagging feeling from fans that Curry could end up doing the same to them.
The percentages on that have to be next to nil. Curry’s real worry should be what Golden State can do to beat the Cavaliers now that they’ve bulked themselves up for the playoffs by adding Kyle Korver.