5. Will Steph re-discover his form?
Steph Curry’s stellar play to start the season was one of the key drivers behind the team’s success.
Through the first month, Steph was leading the league with 29.5 points per game to go along with 6.1 boards and 6.5 assists. He was striping his threes at an efficient 41.9% and had an absurd +/- of +13.7.
The MVP chants were ringing out even when Steph played on the road. He truly had turned back the clock on father time and was looking like the Steph that won the first-ever unanimous MVP back in 2016.
Unfortunately for Steph, the past month has been a completely different story as he and his team have struggled.
Over the past month, Steph has averaged just 21.9 points per game on very inefficient shooting splits: 36.1% from the field and 30.6% from three.
During this stretch, Steph is still has a +/- of +5.2, showing that despite his poor shooting he has a positive impact on the game. But the Warriors will need much more than that from their star if they wish to keep their title hopes alive.
It’s safe to say that Steph won’t continue to play this poorly, but the question remains if he will return to that MVP form.
The Dubs will probably need the early-season version of Steph if they wish to take down top contenders in a playoff match-up.