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Steph Curry signals intention to re-sign with the Golden State Warriors next year

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All eyes will be on the Golden State Warriors next season after they acquired Kevin Durant to join their already star-studded roster to create a formidable big four in Oakland. 

With everybody focusing on the present, though, the team's front office and fans can't help but have one eye on next summer's free agency, with the contract of their biggest superstar due to expire. 

Back-to-back MVP Stephen Curry is entering the final season of his four-year, $44 million contract, but he has begun training camp by putting the Warriors at ease and signalling his intentions to re-sign with the franchise he has spent his entire seven-year NBA career with.

When asked by reporters if he's optimistic about returning to Golden State beyond next season, he replied: "Yes. Yes."

The 28-year-old will become an unrestricted free agent for the first time and is due to see a huge increase in his salary when the cap rises again next year. 

The three-time All-Star will earn $12m this campaign, which is less than teammates Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Durant. 

Golden State Warriors Media Day

The Dubs have every intention of making up that difference next summer and will make Steph their highest paid player. His new deal could net him in excess of $30 million per season.

The point guard, however, doesn't want his contract issue to be a distraction and a talking point throughout the year and is keen to put it to bed early.

"I hope not because we'll worry about that in the summer. My answer's not going to be any different all year. So, keep asking me, I won't have a different one," he said.

2016 NBA Finals - Game Seven

If Curry was to seek any advice on free agency, he won't need to look far as his new teammate KD just went through the process.

Asked whether he'll consult the 2014 MVP, Curry said: "Maybe, but I'm not going to let it distract me at all.

"I want to be back here. I like playing here, and that's it." 

Stephen Curry
Golden State Warriors
Pacific Division
Western Conference
Kevin Durant
Oklahoma City Thunder
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