Which Players Are Most Affected by Klay Thompson’s Contract Extension?

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Stephen Curry 

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Last August on The Doug Gottlieb Show, Warriors point guard Stephen Curry addressed whether he could possibly go home to Charlotte to play for the Hornets. His answer was a bit open-ended, which left some speculating that playing for his hometown team could possibly be on Curry’s bucket list.

"“I’ve always had thoughts about playing at home, what it would be like,” Curry said. “My dad played there for 10 years, and people around the Greater Charlotte area in North Carolina have done a lot for my family growing up, so you always think about it. “Right now I feel like I’ve got three years left on my deal, so this isn’t going to be an issue for me for a while. I love the Bay Area and where we are as a team trying to win a championship, and that’s what it’s all about. Of course everybody dreams about or thinks about what it’s going to be like to play at home. Obviously if that opportunity comes along it’s a different discussion.”"

Keep in mind this was following Golden State’s decision to let go of head coach Mark Jackson, who had a close relationship with each of his players and helped coach a 51-win squad.

Some speculated that letting go of Jackson affected Curry negatively, but such speculation was never affirmed.