Stephen Curry is taking a break from basketball to enjoy his other passion.
The Warriors star is gearing up to participate in the Web.com Tour’s Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae this week after having only competed in the pro-am in the past.
Golf has been a passion of mine since I was a kid, Curry told ESPN. Not in a million years did I think I’d be on this range with these professional golfers, trying to keep up with them. But I got an amazing opportunity this week, so we’ll see what happens.
According to ESPN, the deal begins in 2019 and includes a fourth-year player option in addition to a 15 percent trade kicker.
Wall, 26, is coming off a career year after averaging a career-high 23.1 points, 10.7 assists and 2.0 steals per game. He also shot a career-best 45.1 percent from the field.
Returning to the only team I’ve known in my professional career was an easy decision for me, said Wall in a statement Wednesday. I want to thank my family, (owner) Mr. Leonsis, (president) Ernie Grunfeld, all of my coaches and my teammates for their amazing support over the last seven years.
I understand my role as the leader of this franchise and I will continue to work hard to improve my game and make our team better. Washington, D.C., is my second home and I take seriously my efforts in the community and look forward to strengthening that bond. Our fans are amazing and I’m excited to bring them and this city continued success and a team they can be proud of.
The Wizards finished 49-33 last year before falling to the Celtics in seven games in the Eastern Conference semifinals.