As the Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry is about to hit the free agency class of 2017, the NBA trade rumors are again pitching his move to another team. He already debunked trade rumors last September to affirm his desire to re-sign with the Warriors next summer. Still speculations just can't leave the back-to-back MVP as he can sign with any team he chooses after his contract with the Warriors lapses next year.
Curry has definitely been the best bargain in the league for the past years. He is considered as one of the best players there is in the history of NBA and he has been pouring his best at a rookie rate. His Splash Brother, Klay Thompson has also agreed with a decent rate and it has benefited the GSW as they signed a high price contract with Durant last off season.
Yet next year, Curry might become one of the highest paid players in the league as talks have it that his grand total price will balloon to $152.6 million. This contract value is a predicted offer coming from the GSW for him to re-sign with the team when he becomes an unrestricted free agent. However, rumors are rife that there are several teams who are willing to pay higher than his full market price to take the sharp three-point shooter in their rosters.
The first ever MVP selected unanimously has given the Warriors its first championship in 40 years, and his stints are again driving his team to the playoffs. The GSW is indeed the favorite for the championship title again this season. Despite his efforts though, talks buzzing Curry won't go away anytime soon until the 2016-2017 NBA season finishes. Between Durant and Curry, some observers are suggesting for the GSW to re-sign the former instead of the latter.
This season is Durant's first with the Warriors. Like Curry, Thompson, and Draymond Green, Durant has exerted his best efforts to cement the Warriors in its current spot at the top of the overall NBA standing. Curry, on the other hand, has been playing with the Warriors since he started his NBA career, and a lot of enthusiasts are wishing to see the point guard try with another team.
Rumors claim that the three-time NBA All-Star will ink a contract with the New York Knicks in 2017. The Eastern team is struggling to keep its spot with a record of 12 wins, 10 losses to date. A trade might not be necessary if Curry chooses to be part of the team after this season, but if it ever becomes possible that he will be on the trading block in February, then talks have it that Derrick Rose will be his swap equivalent.
D.Rose himself has also been an MVP during his reign, but the several injuries he has suffered from the past years have snatched his future from him. He is still a valuable player but not as efficient as before as he is only making an average of 16.7 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.8 assists this season.
In this suggestion, it seems that the Warriors will need more than the aging Rose to take Curry out of the lineup. Basically, the Knicks will benefit a lot from this suggestion as the possible team up of Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis and Curry might turn them into one super team like what the Warriors are right now.