Steph Curry had to wriggle his way out of potentially being accused of tampering following a question about his role within the Golden State Warriors front office and the possibility of the team landing Ben Simmons.
Simmons has made it clear that he wants out of Philadelphia, although the team wants him back next season, and the Warriors are one of the organizations linked to the 76ers point guard. Curry, who chatted with Michael Smith and Michael Holley on the Brother From Another show on Friday as part of his coverage of the Ryder Cup, had to choose his words carefully when one of his hosts quizzed him on the Simmons situation.
The former MVP made sure not to say anything that could be construed as tampering, though players aren’t usually fined for it. “Let’s say if you’re not having those conversations, then you’re not trying, let’s put it that way,” he said.
The 33-year-old sharpshooter also disclosed he does have a voice in team decisions, which comes as no surprise.
“I participate heavy, I’m not in the war room or in every meeting, but I feel like they trust my voice and that feeling is mutual,” he added. “Me and Bob (Myers) talk a lot, pre-free agency and pre-draft trying to give my input on what the best decisions are. There’s no perfect science to it, you’re trying to win now mentality with what team we’re going to be this year, next year, three years from now but I’m confident that we have the right talent, we have the right combination of guys.
“The NBA is wild, things change so quick so who knows the next five to seven months, but right now going into training camp there’s a lot of excitement and optimism about what the opportunity is. Because it’s not like we know what our rotation is, we have guys that have to earn it. That’s a good place to be where everybody’s working toward the same issue.”