The Golden State Warriors, according to one NBA writer, must “do right” by their star point guard Stephen Curry this summer.
According to Bleacher Report’s Grant Hughes, the Warriors “have to do whatever it takes to make sure that next season is all about giving Curry the best possible chance to win.”
In the 2023 Western Conference Semifinals, Golden State was defeated by LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers in six games.
“Golden State has to do right by Steph,” Hughes wrote. “It owes it to him—probably literally, considering his singular impact on the franchise’s skyrocketing valuation over the last decade—but certainly figuratively.”
Therefore, the only thing that matters when Golden State chooses how much it will pay Draymond Green if he rejects his player option and when it’s time to think about selling Jordan Poole is: What would be best for Curry? And sure, that involves ownership maybe agreeing to the financial hardship of staying much above the tax threshold and even making up for the harsh second-apron fines.
“The Warriors have to do whatever it takes to make sure next season is all about giving Curry the best possible chance to win.”
If Draymond Green chooses not to exercise his player option for the 2023–24 season, he will be able to sign with any team this summer as an unrestricted free agency. Klay Thompson, an All-Star shooting guard, has one year remaining on his deal and is therefore available for an extension this offseason. Due to President Bob Myers’ resignation, a new person will be in charge of making important choices in the front office.
The Warriors must do whatever it takes to surround Curry with the best personnel in order to contend for championships while he is still in the peak of his career. While shooting 49.3% from the field and 42.7% from beyond the arc this season, the two-time MVP averaged 29.4 points and 6.3 assists.