The estimated value of Stephen Curry's future max contract is huge

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Stephen Curry, the back-to-back Most Valuable Player and 2016 Scoring Champion, will take home $12,112,359 this season. 

To the normal person, that is an incredible amount of money, but in the crazy world of the NBA that is nothing. 

Having agreed to a four-year, $44m extension in 2013, the Golden State Warriors point guard's rise to the top has seen him become the most underpaid star in the league right now. 

Klay Thompson ($16m), Kevin Durant ($27m) and Draymond Green ($15m) are all banking more money than their teammate this season, but that could all change next summer. 

With another increase in team cap room expected in 2017, Curry will likely become the highest-paid point guard in the league. 

The NBA recently lowered their projections for the 2017-18 cap limit to $107m, but ESPN, in consultation with the author of the NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement FAQ Larry Coon, set the estimates for his max deal at a whopping five-year, $165m contract.

There's no question that Steph deserves the increase in pay, many believed the two-time MVP could be the first player to earn a $200m+ contract, but his increase, including the likelihood of Durant opting out next summer, will leave the Warriors' front office with a headache. But it's a dilemma all franchises would love to have.

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