Head coach of the Golden State Warriors, Steve Kerr, had some high praises for his star point guard, Stephen Curry.
Stephen Curry will go down as one of the greatest players to ever pick up a basketball. The golden boy has taken the Golden State Warriors from league laughing stock to utter dominance. At just 31 years of age, Curry’s story is far from being over.
Curry has already accomplished more than anyone could dream of. Six All-NBA selections, two regular-season MVP’s and three titles is a hall-of-fame level career in itself. Now entering his 11th NBA season, many believe Curry will take a natural step back in production.
In contrast, Curry’s head coach, Steve Kerr, believes the two-time MVP is at his peak. Kerr told ESPN that Curry is both mentally and physically at his apex. If this is true, look forward to an explosive season from Steph.
Most people consider the 2015-16 season to be Curry’s peak. He knocked down a record 403 triples in this season while also compiling the league’s first-ever 50/45/90 shooting campaign. By the end of the year, he became the only player to win the MVP award by unanimous decision.
Most people assume that replicating a season such as the 2016 one would be impossible for Curry. However, if you were paying close attention recently, it isn’t that far fetched.
Curry’s numbers have taken an obvious dip since playing alongside Kevin Durant. As a four-time scoring champion, KD demanded a lot of attention offensively and as a result, Curry’s usage declined.
Nonetheless, Curry was torching teams. Had he not been struck by injury last season, he may have broken his 2016 record for total 3-pointers. Steph matched his career-high for 3-pointers per game but played in 10 fewer games than his MVP season.
With Durant gone, Curry will have full control over the offense once again. We have already seen how this has liberated Curry as he scored 40 points in his most recent preseason game.
Curry is ready to put the world on notice. It’s possible we will see his best season to date this year.