NBA Rumors: Stephen Curry Considering Playing For Charlotte Hornets in 2017?
There have been talks about 2016 unanimous Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry's move to the Charlotte Hornets in the coming year.
The 28-year-old point guard was a ninth overall pick by the Golden State Warriors in 2009, and immediately showed some promise by becoming a member of the 2010 All-Rookie First Team. As pointed out by a recent ESPN.com report, he was experiencing constant ankle injuries during the early years in his career, that he was greatly underpaid during the 2012 season.
Having earned a bulk of his success in Oakland as a member of the Warriors with an NBA title to boot, conversations about whether he will leave Golden State eventually has popped up. One possibility would be for him returning to his hometown in North Carolina to play for the Charlotte Hornets.
"Obviously I love it here in the Bay Area. It's all I've known in the league," Curry told Scott Fowler of the Charlotte Observer. "And if the situation is right going forward, this is a place I would love to play."
For this season, Curry is so far averaging 26.6 points, 4.1 rebounds and 5.9 assists. He ended last season with an average of 30.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 6.7 assists, which led to him bagging his second consecutive MVP plum. His salary that goes along with his performance is currently at $12.1 million, and if he does choose to re-sign with the Warriors, he is expected to get a five-year deal worth $165 million.
As noted in Fowler's article, Curry does own a home in Charlotte, and both his parents also live in the city. But as far as his career move goes, he is not closing his doors on the idea of playing for his home team. When asked about the possibility, he gave an open-ended response.
"I don't know," Curry simply said.
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