Stephen Curry’s shooting slump
We always talk about the Splash Brothers, and rightfully so, there arguably the greatest backcourt the NBA has ever seen. But, what about the vastly underrated duo of Draymond Green and Stephen Curry?
Perhaps no two players have ever had a greater feel for each other on the basketball court. Green and Curry are in a rare class of teammates, along with names like Stockton and Malone.
Most of this comes down to Green’s vast understanding of the game and relentless unselfishness. Draymond has one goal on offense — and that is to figure out a way for Curry to score the ball.
As a result, Curry is significantly better with Dray on the floor. Last season, Curry shot over 45 percent from the 3-point line with Draymond — versus just 30 percent without him.
This year, the trend is similar. Curry is shooting 30.2 percent from deep in the 10 games since Draymond has been out.
You can’t overstate the value of having someone like Green setting you up for easy looks. Once these two are back together, with their long-lost brother in Klay Thompson, all should be right again.