Stephen Curry proved this season that he still has a lot left in the tank.
In his age 32 season, Curry led the NBA in scoring for the second time in his career with an average of 32.0 points per game. He was highly efficient, shooting 48.2 percent from the field, 42.1 percent from 3-point range and 91.6 percent from the free throw line.
Curry's effort in leading the Golden State Warriors to a 39-33 record earned him enough votes to be a finalist for MVP alongside Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic.
Curry isn't in the final year of his current contract, but he is eligible for a historic extension this offseason, one the Warriors are confident they'll get done.
"I don't see any reason not to be optimistic," Warriors general manager Bob Myers said recently. "He seems like he's motivated; we're motivated. I would say pretty confident we'll get something done."
Here's a closer look at Curry's contract status and the extension he's eligible for.
Stephen Curry's contract status
Curry is under contract for one more season (2021-22), setting him up to be an unrestricted free agent in the 2022 offseason.
According to Basketball Reference, Curry will earn $45.8 million in 2021-22, making him the highest-paid player in the NBA.
The extension Stephen Curry is eligible for
According to ESPN's Bobby Marks, Curry is eligible to sign a four-year, $215.4 million extension this offseason that would keep him under contract through the 2025-26 season.
If Curry did sign that extension, it would be historic.
In 2017, Curry became the first player in NBA history to sign a $200 million contract. Several players have since signed $200 million contracts, but Curry could become the first player to ever sign two separate $200 million contracts.
The breakdown by season, per Marks:
- $48.1 million in 2022-23
- $51.9 million in 2023-24
- $55.8 million in 2024-25
- $59.6 million in 2025-26
There have been four players that have signed a contract for $200M+.- Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) April 21, 2021
Steph Curry could be the first player in NBA history to do that twice. pic.twitter.com/ciGuZM9nXO
The Warriors have Klay Thompson under contract through the 2023-24 season. Draymond Green has a $27.6 million player option in his contract for the 2023-24 season while Andrew Wiggins is set to be an unrestricted free agent following the 2022-23 season.
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