Stephen Curry is set to become a free agent at the end of the 2016-17 NBA season and one of the teams that could sign him are the Los Angeles Lakers. However, the latest NBA rumors suggest that Curry is far from leaving the Golden State Warriors especially if they win a championship next season.
One possible Lakers fan asked NBA analyst Arthur Hill of Hoops Rumors if Curry has a chance of joining the Lakers next summer. He pointed out that former Warriors associate coach Luke Walton can become a factor in luring the two-time MVP to Hollywood.
However, Hill broke the fan’s heart and possibly many other Lakers faithful, by saying that it is only a dream. He mentioned that even though Stephen Curry is underpaid, the Warriors are eventually going to sign him to a huge deal that will keep him in the Bay Area for good.
“It may be fun for Lakers fans to dream about the possibility of Golden State players following their former coach to L.A., but we can’t envision any scenario where Curry leaves the Warriors,” Hill answered.
The 28-year-old is set to earn only $12.1 million for the upcoming season but that is because he signed that deal when there were concerns about his ankles. One good news for the Lakers and many other teams that will try to pursue Curry is that the Warriors cannot renegotiate a deal at the moment.
Nevertheless, Hill noted that the Lakers should just look elsewhere if they want to find their next star. The Warriors are in a great position to win multiple NBA championships with their current core of players that include Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.
According to Jonny Auping of RealGM, the Charlotte Hornets have the best chance to lure Stephen Curry away from Golden State. However, it will all come down to how Curry, Durant, Thompson and Green work together next season.
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