Steph Curry re-signing the largest deal in NBA history was the major news of the first night of free agency.
In the last few years of his career, Curry has set the bar really high when it comes to breaking NBA records, but his newest deal with Golden State will undoubtedly lay the foundation for free agents moving forward.
Stephen Curry has agreed to a 5-year, $201M deal with Golden State, agent Jeff Austin of Octagon tells ESPN. No… https://t.co/v8sOh909y7
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2017
Curry has won the league’s Most Valuable Player award twice; the second time winning it unanimously. He has led the league in three-pointers for five years – another record.
He was instrumental in not only the Dubs’ two titles in the last three years but Golden State owning the league record for wins in a season with 73 in 2016.
Minutes after the league’s 2017 free agency period opened, he set another one.
Stephen Curry Is Set to Sign Record N.B.A. Deal With Warriors https://t.co/0jsfYNw0e3
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 1, 2017
Curry re-signed with the Golden State Warriors shortly after midnight, Eastern time. That part was expected. What wasn’t was the amount he signed for.
First reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Curry signed a 5-year, $201 million deal per the two-time champ’s agent Jeff Austin of Octagon.
Steph Curry the NBA's highest earner at 5 years, $201 million.
— Adam Joseph (@AdamJosephSport) July 1, 2017
He can thank teammate Kevin Durant for a good portion of that money.