1. Stephen Curry averages 30+ points per game
Everyone is counting out the Golden State Warriors. Some have even gone as far to say that the dynasty is over and Stephen Curry has reached his peak. To this, I say wait and see.
Curry has shown us no reason to expect a decline in his game. In fact, the 2018-19 Playoffs may have been his best to date. Averaging 32.1 points across his final 13 games, Curry came excruciatingly close to winning a championship and capturing his first Finals MVP award.
Facing a disappointing loss and a ton of criticism, Curry will be motivated to remind everyone who he is. If that isn’t enough, I’m sure the freedom of playing without Kevin Durant will inspire him even more.
There is no doubt that Curry willingly sacrificed his role to accommodate Durant, but without him, Curry will once again be the Warriors sole leader. Back in his rightful spot, Curry will have free reign to score and shoot as much as he wants.
Consequently, Steph will likely begin racking up points very quickly. He set his career-high for scoring in 2016 with 30.1 points per game. There is a real chance we could see him surpass this mark and solidify himself as an all-time great scorer.