NBA: The enormous pressure of Stephen Curry
After two struggling seasons, the Golden State Warriors returned to NBA heights this season, winning the title against the Boston Celtics. The San Francisco franchise was able to count on its historic trio to achieve this: Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. But things could change in a year, especially if the last named is not extended.
Back to the top. After several years of hardship, in particular because of the injuries of Klay Thompsonthem Golden State Warriors were again crowned champions of NBAafter their victory in the final against the Boston Celtics. If the workforce has changed a little since its last title in 2018, the franchise of san francisco was once again able to rely on its major players: Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Greenwell accompanied by Andrew Wiggins and Jordan Poole notably.
Even stronger next season?
The Warriors don’t intend to stop there and intend to come back with the same ambitions for next season. The team could be even stronger than last year, thanks to the return of the young pivot James Wiseman, on whom they could not count during the last exercise. Add to that Jonathan Kuminga and you have a competitive workforce, made up of young talents as well as experienced veterans who still perform as well on the court. But even when you think everything is fine, problems surface and Golden State going to face a major problem in a year.
The Warriors face the overtime puzzle
Indeed, if Stephen Curry still has four years of contract, Jordan Poole, Andrew Wiggins, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green will all be eligible for an extension of their lease next year. A situation which risks being difficult to manage, because if these players claim a maximum contract, the note will amount to 540M€, against 300 currently. According to information from The Athletic, Joe Lacobowner of the franchise, does not intend to offer everyone the maximum, which could create tensions internally.
Extension season is coming and the Warriors have to make some tough decisions that could come with major ramifications. They begin next week with a championship pillar in Draymond Green, who wants to get paid.✍🏽 with @anthonyVslater https://t.co/Mx74CjCDgy pic.twitter.com/bxzZrQFSac
— Marcus Thompson II (@ThompsonScribe) July 27, 2022
“Steph would be very unhappy if the team loses Green”
This is likely to cause some departures and according to Marcus Thompsonjournalist at The Athleticif Draymond Green doesn’t get what he wants Stephen Curry could slam the door: the question is how Curry would feel if his teammate didn’t get his extension. Multiple sources have confirmed that Steph would be very unhappy if the team loses Green, especially because they refuse to pay him. Curry has four more years on his contract, and wants Dray and Thompson to be with him during that time. A three-year extension for Green would align his contract with Steph. »
“Curry sees the Big Three as a package”
Marcus Thompson went on to state, reported by Let’s talk basketball : “ Curry sees the Big Three as a package. While the talk revolves around the Warriors looking to go the long haul by developing youngsters, some have noted that plan has faded in the postseason. It was up to the stars to win, with the help of some veterans. » The leaders of the Warriors will therefore have work and could well lose everything.