Signing Stephen Curry this summer seemed like a no-brainer: The Warriors offered the designated player max contract of five-years, $201 million, and he said “yes.” But it’s a little more complicated than that. Curry wanted all the perks of a superstar contract, including a no-trade clause, and/or a fifth-year player option. The Warriors shot him down, according to Marcus Thompson of The Athletic Bay Area. This doesn’t mean there was bad blood, or that both sides didn’t want the deal to get done. They did. What this is about was a little bit of control over the end of the deal, which ultimately, and probably, will not matter. Right now it’s next to impossible to see the Warriors trading Curry, he is the face of the franchise (if not the best player), but five years is a long time in the NBA and things happen.
Report: Stephen Curry wanted no trade clause, player option in new deal, Warriors said no
Pro Basketball Talk | Nov 1