The excellence of the Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry is resounded in current NBA news and blogs that are directing all the spotlight toward him. With his impeccable performance in his team's previous games, Curry doesn't turn only the spotlight on him, but the trade rumors hot seat as well.
How NBA Teams Are Seeing Stephen Curry Available in 2017
After his "Splash brother" Klay Thompson made headlines on the trade rumor mill, it seems that the time has come for Curry to grab the NBA enthusiasts' attention. Recent NBA trade rumors have it that the GSW superstar is fleeing his team to be traded with the Los Angeles Lakers' D'Angelo Russell and Julius Randle. The basis for the rumor is not yet clear, but speculations are suggesting that trade deals involving Curry are now possible since his four-year contract with the GSW is about to end next year.
Furthermore, Russell and Randle are predicted by experts to become NBA superstars in the near future. Their potentials were seen in their recent games, not to mention the clash of Lakers with the Warriors last Nov. 4. The two then received praises from the Warriors star, Draymond Green and head coach Steve Kerr who noticed their game play.
However, trading Russell and Randle might just be mere speculation as the two do not match the current value of Curry. Rumors though are rife that the GSW will likely prioritize Kevin Durant next season. This means Curry has no choice but to leave while the Warriors re-signs Durant.
When it comes to the free agency option, previous rumors have it that the two-time MVP is opting free agency next season. This then makes the eyes of the Cavaliers and Clippers smoking hot on him. However, Curry himself debunked the free agency allegations in September and expressed his desire to re-sign a contract with the Warriors.
"I want to be back here," Curry said in his September interview, as cited by Sports Illustrated. "I like playing here and that's it."
With recent updates though, it has been finalized that Curry will be under unrestricted free agency along with Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston. Should the Golden State Warriors choose to finally let go of its All-Star player, several NBA teams are more than excited to pick him up.
Why NBA Teams Are In A Hurry Of Picking Up Curry
The reason for this is very obvious. In the seven years of Curry's career, he has made multiple records and has brought his current team appear in two NBA finals. Curry has been playing for the Warriors since 2009. In 2012, he agreed to sign a very modest $44 million four-year rookie scale contract, following his ankle injury in 2011. Despite the decent rate, Curry performed at his best and still hopes to be with his team past his contract's expiration.
Not to mention that Curry is second in the Top 100 NBA players list. Curry is famous for his non-miss three point attempts. The All-Star player has broken down several three-point records, including his own record of a flashing 402 three pointers. He previously made 151 three-pointers in consecutive games, where he broke Kyle Korver's record of 127 back in 2014.
In the earlier season where the Golden State broke a record for most wins in a single season (73-9 beating Memphis), Curry was awarded with NBA's Most Valuable Player (MVP) for his second consecutive season. He was also the 11th NBA player to win back-to-back MVP honors. He even became the first player in the history of NBA to win the MVP award by unanimous vote.
However, the world might be in dismay when he fired 10 three-point attempts but none of them went in. It doesn't end there though since Curry has a good record of making three points in every game that he plays.