All-Star point guard Stephen Curry re-signed with the Golden State Warriors this offseason on a lucrative five-year, $201 million contract — agreeing to the league’s first $200 million deal.
Curry, however, was unsuccessful in his attempt to get a no-trade clause and player option in his new contract, according to a report by The Athletic.
Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James has had both a no-trade clause and player options since returning to the franchise back in 2014.
Curry signed a four-year, $44 million extension with the Warriors back in 2012. Since then, he’s won two MVP awards and two championships.
“Stephen Curry sought a no-trade clause and player option on his new five-year, $201 million contract with the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors managed to negotiate with Curry to keep those two aspects out of the contract. Owner Joe Lacob reportedly wanted to initially offer Curry less than the max before general manager Bob Myers convinced him otherwise. Curry was coming off a four-year, $44 million contract last offseason.”
Curry, the NBA’s first unanimous MVP, has career averages of 22.9 points and 6.8 assists while shooting 47.6 percent from the field and 43.7 percent beyond the arc.