Brendan Weber

Steph Curry Agrees to Super-Max Deal With Warriors

The contract is the richest in the history of the NBA, according to ESPN

Steph Curry is a two-time champion, a two-time MVP and is soon to have the richest contract in the NBA.

The superstar point guard for the Golden State Warriors on Friday agreed to a historic five-year, $201 million super-max deal with the team, according to ESPN. The agreement can't become official until the league moratorium on July 6.

Before the deal, which came down just minutes after the NBA free agency period kicked off, Curry was an unrestricted free agent at the end of a four-year, $44 million deal. That deal had been struck during a time in which Curry's future was uncertain due to the instability of the guard's ankles and before his meteoric rise to NBA stardom.

Curry has averaged 22.8 points and 6.8 assists during his eight-year career in Golden State. The sharpshooter is also averaging 43.8 percent when shooting from distance, the third-highest mark in NBA history, according to ESPN.

Moreover, Curry has pushed the league into a shift of styles. On the heels of him leading the NBA in 3-pointers for five consecutive seasons — including a record 402 in 2015-16 — the league has become a 3-point shooter’s paradise.

The Warriors on Friday also agreed to a three-year, $24 million deal with backup guard Shaun Livingston, according to a report. 

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