Much will be asked of Steph Curry subsequent season, maybe some-more than any other deteriorate so distant in his flashy career.
Kevin Durant is gone. Klay Thompson is injured. Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston aren’t around any longer.
The Warriors did their best to retool on a fly this offseason, and ubiquitous manager Bob Myers was successful in many respects. He re-signed Kevon Looney to a three-year contract, incited Durant’s depart into a sign-and-trade for D’Angelo Russell and combined abyss by high-ceiling, low-risk giveaway agents and breeze picks.
But even with all that, a lot is going to tumble on Curry’s shoulders. It’s with that bargain that a two-time MVP knows he and a Dubs need Draymond Green — who is due to strike unlimited giveaway group subsequent offseason — maybe now some-more than ever.
“I feel like he’s proven how profitable he is to a championship group and can find ways to get even better,” Curry pronounced of Green to The Athletic’s Marcus Thompson. “They know what’s up.”
The ‘they’ Curry refers to is a Warriors’ front bureau — Myers Co. — whose subsequent vital bridgehead will be a negotiations with Green’s camp, that are certain to be complex. A three-time All-Star and former Defensive Player of a Year, Green wants to be paid like one of a pillars of a championship team, as he has proven to be several times over. The Warriors positively wish to keep Green in Golden State, though his age, distance and projected longevity all will be factored into what they’re gentle offering.
Curry, naturally, thinks Green is value whatever it takes, and this isn’t a initial time he’s campaigned for his longtime crony and teammate.
“Back in 2015, when Green was due a agreement extension,” Thompson recalled, “Curry would, in a center of a diversion when Green done a play, locate a courtesy of Warriors co-chairman Joe Lacob and tell him to ‘pay that man.'”
Given a stream state of a Warriors’ renovated roster, Green — most like Curry — will have to enhance his diversion in sequence for Golden State to be successful. If he’s means to do so — and reason Lacob’s courtesy in a routine — we can be certain Curry will be behind out on a mid-game debate trail.
It’s only one some-more thing that will tumble on Curry’s ever-growing image subsequent season.