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Stephen Curry says it’s ‘absolutely nuts’ that he’s longest-tenured active player with original team

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With the Oklahoma City Thunder trading long-time star point guard Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets, Stephen Curry is now the NBA’s longest tenured player with the same team.

The Golden State Warriors selected the junior out of Davidson with the seventh pick in the first round of the 2009 NBA Draft. He’s spent his entire 10-year career at point guard for the Bay Area team, winning two league MVPs, making six All-Star games, and reaching five consecutive Finals—along with winning three championships. Steph Curry is the Warriors basketball we all know

Curry is still grappling with the reality of his seemingly elder statesman role heading into the 2019-20 season. Per Marcus Thompson II in The Athletic:

“That’s absolutely nuts,” Curry said. “It’s crazy. It’s all about timing. Everybody’s path is different. Whatever makes you happy. There are guys who have done it before in terms of trying to stay with the same team the whole team — which is obviously a goal of mine. But in terms of the way the league is now, with a lot of movement, it’s not surprising. I know me and DeMar (DeRozan) were the same from my draft class until last year (when the Raptors traded DeRozan to the Spurs). So I’m the last man standing.”

Curry is also the oldest member of the Warriors now following Golden State trading 35-year-old Andre Iguodala to the Memphis Grizzlies in order to accommodate the max contract of the newly acquired guard D’Angelo Russell. Plus, the Warriors waived three-time champion point guard Shaun Livingston, 33.