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Stephen Curry would consider leaving the Golden State Warriors for the Charlotte Hornets

Curry doesn't appear close to joining Charlotte, but his interest in moving on from the Warriors could be worth watching over the next few years
Steph Curry would consider leaving the Golden State Warriors for the Charlotte Hornets

If Curry were to join another team before he retires, he already knows which team it would be.

Steph Curry has spent each of his 13 NBA seasons with the Golden State Warriors. Considering that he’s won four NBA championships and developed into the greatest three-point shooter of all time, it makes sense that Curry would want to spend the rest of his career with the only team he’s ever known.

Curry reveals the one team he would leave the Warriors for

Chances are Curry will finish his career with the Warriors. Rarely do players go through their entire career playing for just one team, but Curry may end up being one of the few who does so. But if he were to join another team before he retires, Curry already knows which team it would be.

Considering Curry’s roots in Charlotte, North Carolina, it shouldn’t be surprising to find out that the team he would consider joining is the Charlotte Hornets. Curry recently received a key to the city of Charlotte, and during a brief speech he gave afterward, he opened up on potentially playing for the Hornets in the future. Curry sounded committed to staying with the Warriors but didn’t shut the door on potentially joining the Hornets down the line.

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“I’ve always said I wanted to finish my career at Golden State because of how much it means and the experiences and teammates and the journey we’ve been. Everybody asks me, ‘You wanna play one year for the Hornets and come back?’ … I am not breaking any news right now, I’m not making any promises. All I would say is if there was a team that I did want to play for that was not named the Warriors, that would be it.” - Stephen Curry

Will Curry join the Hornets in the future?

This is certainly an interesting admission from Curry here. Given his current contract status and success with the Warriors, many folks haven’t really thought Curry would consider leaving the only team he has known at any point in his career. But based on what he says here, it looks like there’s a real chance he could join the Hornets later in his career.

For now, there doesn’t appear to be any sudden move that Curry will make. Curry is just entering the first year of a four-year, $215 million contract that will keep him in Golden State through the 2025-26 season. As Curry continues to dominate the NBA, it’s a certainty that he will be doing so while wearing a Warriors uniform.

By the time Curry’s deal ends, he will be 38 years old. There’s a chance he stays as great as ever, but there’s a better chance he will regress in some areas along the way. He could opt to return to his hometown to close out his career, or he could stay with the Warriors. Either way, it doesn’t seem like this will be very noteworthy right now, but it could be worth monitoring Curry’s interest in joining Charlotte over the next few years. 

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