The 2019-20 NBA season is shaping up to be a perfect opportunity for Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors to win MVP.
Stephen Curry is no stranger to winning awards. The two-time MVP has spent nearly half a decade at the top of the NBA mountain with the Golden State Warriors. He has changed basketball with his 3-point prowess and continues to be an elite talent.
Before sharing the spotlight with another superstar, Curry had free reign to dominate the league. In the two seasons, before Kevin Durant joined the Dubs, Curry averaged 26.9 points and 7.2 assists per game on an astonishing 49/44/90 shooting clip.
To no surprise, Curry’s numbers dipped a bit when Durant made his arrival. Spreading the production across two superstars and two other All-Stars was a tall task for the Warriors. However, they accomplished great things together, winning back-to-back titles in 2017 and 2018.
With KD on his way out and a massive injury to Klay Thompson, Curry’s usage rate is going to skyrocket. Though D’Angelo Russell will provide relief offensively, Curry is alone in carrying the Warriors offense.
The rest of the NBA world is counting the Warriors out. Nearly everyone believes the dynasty is over. This sets up an incredible comeback narrative and potential revenge tour for Curry. His reputation has taken a hit and he is sure to remind the world what he is capable of.
Last season, Curry quietly had one of his best seasons to date. Scoring 27.3 points per game on 43.7 percent shooting from deep, Curry matched his career-high for 3-pointers per game. Had he not missed 13 games due to injury he would have made a serious run at breaking his single-season record of 403 total 3-pointers.
Keep in mind, Curry accomplished this while sharing the court with a four-time scoring champion. Now that he is once again the offensive focal point we can expect his numbers to increase. If this happens and the Warriors end up remaining a top tier team in the West, we can assume Curry will be high in the MVP race.