Fantasy Slant: Warriors Sign Stephen Curry to Richest Contract in NBA History

By Vincent Frank on Sunday, July 2nd 2017
Fantasy Slant: Warriors Sign Stephen Curry to Richest Contract in NBA History

The defending champion Golden State Warriors are keeping the band together. The team re-signed the likes of Andre Iguodala Shaun Livingston and David West on Saturday. 

That's a pretty big deal. 

However, Golden State made bigger news than that. It reportedly re-signed two-time MVP Stephen Curry to a five-year, $201 million contract on Friday night. It's the largest contract in terms of total value and average annual salary in the history of the NBA. 

Outside of a long-term commitment from the Warriors, nothing really changes from a fantasy perspective here. Curry is still one of the top-two fantasy point guards in the Association. 

Last season saw him average 25.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 6.6 assists per game. He also shot at a 47 percent clip from the field, including 41 percent from three-point range. Curry's numbers were down across the board after Golden State added Kevin Durant to the mix, but he still finished as the third-best fantasy point guard in the NBA. 

With an effective field goal percentage of .580 and more comfort with Durant in the mix, don't look for Curry's numbers to decline any more in 2017-18. In fact, it would not be a surprise to see him duplicate what we saw during the Warriors' 16-1 postseason run. That's when he averaged 28.1 points and shot at a 48 percent mark from the field. 

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