The salary of Stephen Curry is set to increase from $12 million this season to $36 million next season as part of the NBA’s new collective bargaining agreement.
Curry is on the final season of a four-year, $44 million extension signed in 2012.
Because of a new rule, Curry’s new contract could be worth $207 million over five seasons with $47 million coming in 21-22.
The new rule enables a narrow selection of superstars who are willing to re-sign with their current team to receive up to 35 percent of the salary cap if certain benchmarks are met. As a two-time MVP who has played his entire career with the Warriors, Curry would meet the qualifications.
A player with Curry’s experience level, under the previous CBA, would have been able to sign for only 30 percent of the cap.
If Curry were interested in changing teams, he could only sign a four-year deal worth approximately $135 million.