Nobody really expects Stephen Curry to leave the Golden State Warriors in the summer.
The point guard and back-to-back Most Valuable Player is a free agent in 2017 but there have been no reports of franchises clearing cap space in the hope of sealing a deal with the 28-year-old.
That's because everybody knows he is happy in the Bay Area and teams expect him to re-sign - alongside Kevin Durant - as soon as July 1 comes around.
Curry has been on a low contract since signing a four-year extension in 2012. He will take home $12.1 million this year, but that will all change at the end of the season when the Warriors offer him a max extension.
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, the Charlotte native didn't back himself into a corner but hinted that it would take something close to a miracle for him to end up at another organisation.
An excerpt from the article read: Although he says “curveballs happen all the time,” it should relieve millions of people in the Bay Area that Curry feels that he is home. “It’s hard to see myself anywhere else,” he says.
With Durant also set to opt out of his player option, the Warriors will retain all four of their superstar players, but it will leave question marks over the futures of Shaun Livingston and Andre Iguodala.
But that is a conversation for another day. Right now, Golden State are exactly where we expected them to be: top of the Western Conference.