Blake Griffin didn't negotiate a no-trade clause in his new contract with the Clippers and was traded in the first year of the deal. Stephen Curry similarly signed a new contract with the Warriors in the offseason and he also doesn't own a no-trade clause.
Curry was asked about not having the no-trade on Tuesday.
“Just a negotiation situation,” Curry said. “Obviously, it'd be nice to have one, but it wasn't in the cards. For me, I don't say I regret not getting one.”
Curry said the two sides “talked about it a little bit,” but ultimately agreed against adding a no-trade clause.
“They try to set a precedent that nobody gets one around here,” Curry told The Athletic. “But you would hope situations that happened with Blake don't happen with this team.”
LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Dirk Nowitzki are the only players in the NBA with a no-trade clause.
Curry won't have the same leverage as those three players.
“But it's part of the NBA, man,” Curry said. “It's been that way forever. I'd hope that down the line in my career I play well enough to have winning ways and we continue to do what we've been doing and things will happen according to our successes as I go through the rest of the five years in my contract.”