The ongoing NBA lockout has gone on for more than two weeks now, and players around the league are considering playing overseas while the labor dispute continues. Golden State Warriors star point guard Stephen Curry could be one of those players, playing basketball in China.
China is looking promising, Curry told the Oakland Tribune.
There's no deal yet on the table, but my agent is going to entertain offers and see what happens.
Curry was drafted by the Warriors two years ago and has showed improvement and promise both years for the team as their point guard.
Last year, Curry averaged 18.6 points and 5.8 assists per game while shooting 48% from the field and 44% from the three point line.
The Warriors' other star guard, Monta Ellis, has been the subject of numerous trade rumors. The rumors gained more traction after the Warriors drafted Klay Thompson this year, who plays the same position as Ellis and has more size.
Around the league, many are speculating that the Warriors will move Ellis in order for the smaller Curry to play alongside the bigger Thompson forming a more balanced front court.
This means that Curry is an integral part of the Warriors future.
If the NBA lockout forces a player like Curry to play overseas, and Curry ends up getting injured, it would be a big blow to the Warriors future.
In fact, Curry is already rehabbing right now after off season surgery he had to his right ankle.
The Oakland Tribune also reports that Curry is keeping busy during the lockout, finishing his degree at Davidson and getting married in a couple weeks.
However, if the lockout forces part of the season to get cut, Curry indicated that he is willing to look at other options like playing in China.
If it works, I'll go, Curry said.
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