Warriors, Curry agree on extension

October 31, 2012, 4:07 pm
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The Warriors have until 9 p.m., on Wednesday to reach an agreement with Stephen Curry on a contract extension. In other words, possibly in the third quarter of Golden States season-opener against the Suns in Phoenix.But neither side needed that long.Dubs Gameday baby. And thanks to Joe Lacob & the Warriors hopefully I can say that for the next 4 yrs. agreed on extension Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) October 31, 2012Multiple sources are indicating that the Warriors and Curry have reached agreement on a four-year deal. At this point, the exact number of the deal is not known, but it is expected to be less than the contract that was signed by Denver point guard Ty Lawson for four years and 48 million.One source indicated the deal was for four years, 44 million.Late in the summer, Curry and his agent, Lance Young, and Warriors general manager Bob Myers agreed to table talks of an extension until the preseason games were complete October 23.Curry remained optimistic earlier this week.My agent, Bob and (owner) Joe (Lacob) have talked a lot over the last couple of days about the situation, Curry said. Im focused getting reps, getting ready for the season. Once my agent thinks theres an offer or its ready to make a decision, hell bring it to me. But we havent gotten there yet. I dont know if it will be a deadline-driven thing, but weve still got to wait.The reasoning behind waiting until the preseason games were over was that those games would give both sides a chance to assess the status of Currys right ankle. Curry missed 40 of 66 games last season because of a recurring ankle problems.Curry played four preseason games and then rolled his ankle in his fifth game against Portland. Curry said he could have returned to the game, but coach Mark Jackson told him no.Curry sat out the teams final two preseason games as a precaution, according to Jackson.So, while Curry will start Wednesday night against the Suns, there dont seem to be any guarantees after that. And that uncertainty is likely why the Warriors are reluctant to give Curry a big-money, long-term contract.As for Curry, if he puts together a full and productive season in 2012-13, he stands to earn a lot more money than if he would sign a contract right now.Denver point guard Ty Lawson signed a four-year, 48 million extension on Tuesday. You might think Lawson is better than Curry or you might think hes worse, but Lawson is certainly comparable.And that might be a little to high a price for Curry, coming off injury.James Harden is expected to sign a max contract in Houston, but only after he failed to reach an agreement with the Oklahoma City Thunder and was traded.But Tyreke Evans, Jrue Holiday, Brandon Jennings and DeMar DeRozan arent expected to receive extensions, according to various reports.Its a big deal, Curry said. Im fortunate to be in this position where were able to have these talks. Not a lot of draft guys from my class are in this position. Its a privilege and something I dont take lightly to be able to secure a couple of more years here at Golden State would definitely mean a lot.But obviously you saw with the Harden deal that a lot of things can come out of nowhere and you never really know whats going to happen. That pretty much strengthened how much of a business it is and you have to take care of yours. Well see what happens.

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