Curry agreed to the richest deal in league history, which will pay him over $200M for the next five years - From CBSSports.com
FANTASY FOOTBALL FANTASY BASEBALL Listen Live Turner Replacements, JAG Alert, Dropometer One of the first deals that was agreed to once free agency began at 12:01 a.m.
ET Saturday was the Warriors' "supermax" offer to Stephen Curry, which will pay him $201M over the next five years, and make him the highest-paid player in the history of the NBA.
Clearly that's a lot of money, but relative to the value of the Warriors -- which as Ann Killion of the San Francisco Chronicle pointed out, has risen from $450M to $2.6B since Joe Lacob bought the team -- Curry is actually underpaid.
This is the case then for all of the elite players such as Curry, Kevin Durant and LeBron James, who, on Saturday afternoon, argued on Twitter dot com that there shouldn't be a max contract, given how much value the players bring to their teams.
#JMTs https://t.co/jMYfI0umWK As the first vice president of the National Basketball Players Association, it will be interesting to see if LeBron tries to use his power to change this in the next collective bargaining agreement.