September 29, 2010
Warriors Exercise Third-Year Contract Option On Stephen Curry For 2011-12 Season

(photo: Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty)
The Golden State Warriors announced today that the team has exercised the third-year contract option on guard Stephen Curry, which is good for the 2011-12 NBA season.

Curry, 22, appeared in 80 games last season, averaging 17.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 1.90 steals in 36.2 minutes per contest. He finished the season ranked third in the NBA in steals, eighth in three-point percentage (.437), ninth in free throw percentage (.885) and 13th in assists. He finished runner-up in voting for the 2010 NBA Rookie of the Year Award and was a unanimous First Team All-Rookie selection.

Under the terms of the NBA’s current collective bargaining agreement, the first two years of a first round draft pick’s contract are guaranteed, while the third and fourth year of the contract are the team’s option. Curry was selected by the Warriors with the seventh pick in the 2009 NBA Draft.