The Steph Curry era in the Golden State was almost over before it even began.
The Warriors star revealed this week when the team started trading him early in his career, pulling him out of the deal at the last minute thanks in part to the intervention of the coach. Instead of transporting Curry out in a commercial featuring a very popular teammate, the Warriors decided to give him the keys to the franchise.
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Curry sat down with teammate Draymond Green this week on the latest episode of the Draymond Green Show, talking about his history with the franchise. Curry revealed that the team almost included him in the 2012 deal that sent teammate Monta Ellis to the Milwaukee Bucks. For Curry, the grace of salvation turned out to be traumatic trouble that hit him early in his career – along with some intervention from then-head coach Mark Jackson.
Curry said there were some tense moments when he and his teammates weren’t sure who was included in the deal.
“I went into the locker room, I was getting the tape, getting ready to play and you see on the TV in the locker room the breaking news ‘NBA deal: Warriors swap Monta Ellis, Ekpe Udoh and someone else for Andrew Bogut. ‘ That’s how we found out, we were in the dressing room like ‘what? what’s happening? ‘” Curry said.
Instead of leaving the franchise, Curry became the face of it. He revealed that Jackson lobbied for him to stay at Golden State and become the foundation for the team that would reach the NBA Finals five times in a row, winning three titles. Curry has won the league’s MVP twice during that time, and earlier this season set an all-time three-pointer.
“So that’s how it went down, everyone said their goodbyes to Monta, Ekpe and they left,” Curry said. “Then Coach Jackson pulled me out of the locker room and he was like ‘yo, I just tell you, they want you to trade’ but for whatever reason things didn’t go. down like that. He said ‘I came in too… I’ll give you the key. We really believe in you, we just need to keep you healthy and that’s where the rest of the season is going. ‘ His saying was ‘don’t make me a liar.’ ”
Curry is still the future of the franchise
Even though he’s at an age where most players are in decline — or long gone from the NBA — Curry remains an important part of Golden State’s future. Speaking to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes in January, Warriors owner Joe Lacob said he can envision Curry playing for years to come.
“Well, Tom Brady is 44 years old now,” Lacob said. “I say to Steph all the time, ‘Do whatever he does. Whatever he does, you will do. ‘ I told him that. But who knows? The world is changing a lot and I’m probably just as optimistic as usual. But I feel like Steph can play at a high level, and possibly Klay, for longer than most people have done in the past. ”
The Warriors could be set to perform again this season, with Curry listed as possible when Golden State hosts the Denver Nuggets in their playoff opener on April 16.
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