Sport Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant will do 'whatever we can' to keep Warriors together after title

06:15  15 june  2017
06:15  15 june  2017 Source:   Sporting News

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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry , center, holds his daughter Riley as they celebrate with forward Kevin Durant , left, after Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Monday, June 12, 2017.

And if he and the rest of the Warriors have their way, for years to come. Curry , Kevin Durant and their teammates are determined to build a dynasty together – and they might just be well on their way. LeBron James believes so. Two titles in three years for Golden State.

The Warriors have some wheeling and dealing to do, but prized assets Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry are ready to commit to the NBA champions long term.

Golden State has no time to rest after dethroning the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals for its second title in three seasons, with Durant and Curry set to become free agents. Durant, the Finals MVP who swapped the Thunder for the Warriors in search of an elusive championship, has a player option for 2017-18, while Curry is coming off contract.

"It's a special team, a special group," Durant told reporters Wednesday during a post-title debriefing. "It's a business of basketball, obviously, so nothing is for sure, but here, I feel like we can work that out and everybody will have a chance to do this again next year. It's easier said than done, obviously, but that's the goal. We want to keep this thing together and see how we can continue to keep getting better.

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Stephen Curry added 34 points, 10 assists and six rebounds as Golden State closed out its second title in three years after squandering a 3-1 lead a year ago. That stung ever since, and even Durant understood, because he gave up the same lead to the Warriors a round earlier with Oklahoma City.

Stephen Curry added 34 points, 10 assists and six rebounds as Golden State closed out its second title in three years after squandering a 3-1 lead a year ago. That stung ever since, and even Durant understood, because he gave up the same lead to the Warriors a round earlier with Oklahoma City.

"The last couple of days I've thought about it [his future]. But like I said, we'll all figure something out. We'll work something out. Like I said, I want to be here. We just won a championship, man. Let's see if we can do it again. That's the thing."

Curry, who is eligible for a five-year, $205 million extension, added: "It would mean everything [to stay together]. What we've built here is truly special. It's unique, it's something that you don't want to see end at all.

"All the pieces that we have are important to the equation of winning a championship and competing for a championship every single year. So, it is a business. There are decisions that need to be made every single year, and you have to assess the situation as it is.

Golden State Warriors team-mates Steph Curry and Kevin Durant © Getty Images Golden State Warriors team-mates Steph Curry and Kevin Durant

"You don't want anybody to have to sacrifice in that sense. You don't force anybody to have to take that approach, but at the end of the day, we know what's best for us as a group going forward and we're going to do whatever we can to keep this team together. So, I'll have that mindset, KD's going to have that mindset."

Earlier, Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob insisted the champions will fight tooth and nail to keep Curry and Durant.

"We're going to do whatever it takes to keep Steph here and happy," Lacob told The Mercury News. "And I know he wants to be here and we want him here. So, I do not anticipate any issues with him staying."

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Curry, 29, said in January that Golden State is “a perfect place to play.”"We're going to do whatever it takes to keep Steph here and happy," Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob told The Mercury News. "And I know he wants to be here and we want him here. So, I do not anticipate any issues with him staying.

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