Two-time MVP Stephen Curry has agreed to a five-year, $201 million extension with the Golden State Warriors, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Curry's deal makes history as the first-ever supermax contract to be inked, making an average of $40.2 million per season.
Regardless, his hefty per-year royalties dwarf the $11 million per-year salary he made with his bargain-like four-year, $44 million extension signed originally in 2013 — while still an injury-prone point guard with some upside. That discounted contract was what ultimately allowed for the signing of Kevin Durant and the other two All-Stars in the team, allowing the organization maximum flexibility due to his pedestrian contract.
Curry does not have a player-option included in the structure of his contract, per Anthony Slater of the San Jose Mercury News, he will start by making $34.5 million next season with his contract escalating after that, leapfrogging a $40 million annual salary in the final years of the deal, resulting in the largest contract in the history of the league.
A four-time All-Star and now two-time NBA champion in his last three years, Curry finished the regular season with a 25.3 points per game average. He has led the league in three-point field goals made for a record five straight seasons.