Stephen Curry drops truth bombs on Warriors’ failed trade efforts, draft decisions
After signing a massive, 4-year, $215 million extension to stay with the Golden State Warriors, superstar Stephen Curry spoke out on the offseason so far. The Warriors have whiffed on a couple of trades and didn’t land any top free agents but Curry knows it’s not for lack of effort.
With Klay Thompson coming back after missing all of last year and Curry, Draymond Green and plenty of young players in the mix, the Warriors figure to be a real threat in the Western Conference. Via Curry’s conversation with Marcus Thompson II of The Athletic, Curry is pumped for what lies ahead.
“The draft picks — love ’em,” Curry said. “There’s a lot of potential in terms of trying to implement them early and continue to develop them…Yeah, the effort is there. Just being around the conversations that some people are privy to and most people are not — we want to win. And if anybody was not with that, then we’ve got issues. And I don’t think I’d have signed up for five years of that. So that’s the vibe.”
The Warriors opted to keep both their No. 7 and No. 14 picks in the 2021 NBA Draft instead of trying to trade them for a ready now, middle tier star player in the league. They used those picks on Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody both of whom could add a spark to the offense with time.
One thing has become very clear, Stephen Curry is happy to be with the Warriors for the long haul and he’s pleased with the efforts of the front office to upgrade and be involved on conversations to add other stars around he, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.