Stephen Curry
Stephen Curry
32-Year-Old GuardG
Golden State Warriors
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Curry is coming off of his sixth All-NBA selection, and he continues to assert himself as one of the best shooters of all time. Averaging 27.3 points in 2018-19, Curry drilled 5.1 threes per game at 43.7 percent, also making 47.2 percent of his field goals overall and converting 91.6 percent of his free throws. The sure-fire Hall-of-Famer also racked up 5.3 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.3 steals per contest. This season is especially interesting, as it's possible Curry will see his usage increase with the departure of Kevin Durant. The year prior to Durant's arrival (2015-16), Curry collected his second straight MVP award by averaging 30.1 points, 6.7 assists, 5.4 rebounds and 2.1 steals. But that's when Curry was 27 years old, and he'll now be 31. While he's had some injury concerns across the past two seasons, appearing in just 120 games, Curry remains among the elite fantasy assets when healthy and is worthy of a top-5 selection in almost all formats. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a five-year, $201.16 million contract with the Warriors in July of 2017.
Personal Bio

Wardell Stephen "Steph" Curry II was born in Akron, Ohio, to Sonya and Dell Curry. His mother was a volleyball player at Virginia Tech and his father played in the NBA for the Jazz, Cavaliers, Hornets, Bucks and Raptors. As children, Stephen and his brother Seth -- who also plays in the NBA -- would often attend games and shoot with the Hornets (where Dell spent most of his career) during warmups. Following his father's retirement, Stephen and his family settled in North Carolina. There, Stephen attended Charlotte Christian School, where he was named all-conference and all-state and led his team to three conference titles and three state playoff appearances. Since 2014, Curry has hosted the SC30 Select Camp, inviting 20 top high school prospects for a four-day, hands-on training session. He and his wife set up the Eat. Learn. Play Foundation, a family-founded charity "committed to unlocking the amazing potential of every child by fighting to end childhood hunger and ensuring children have access to nutritious food, establishing that students have access to a quality education, and the resources to succeed, and providing opportunities and safe places for all children to play and be active." Curry has been a champion of the United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign since his college days at Davidson; since 2014, he has donated three insecticide-treated mosquito nets for every three-pointer he makes to help combat malaria. In July of 2013, Curry traveled to Tanzania with a group from Nothing But Nets and helped distribute 38,000 bed nets to families at the Nyarugusu Refugee Camp. He also met President Barack Obama after giving a speech at the White House in support of the President's Malaria initiative in February 2015. Learn more about Curry by following him on Twitter (@StephenCurry30) and Instagram (@stephencurry30).

College/International Summary

As the son of NBA sharpshooter Dell Curry, Stephen was a known name before he attended Davidson. The 6-foot-3 guard started 33 games as a freshman and was a scoring sensation. He led the team with 21.5 points and hit 40.8 percent of his three-point attempts. The Wildcats made the NCAA Tournament and Curry put a scare into Maryland by scoring 30 points. Curry's sophomore campaign made him a national figure. He led the SoCon in scoring for the second straight season with 25.9 points per contest, and the team did not lose in conference play. Curry brought Davidson back in its first-round game against Gonzaga with 30 second-half points and totaled 40 in the game. He scored 30 and 33 in the two games against Georgetown and Wisconsin before the exciting run ended against Kansas. The guard led the nation in scoring as a junior with 28.6 points and added 5.6 assists and 2.5 steals. He scored 25 points in seven straight games and scored 44 points twice. The Wildcats were defeated by College of Charleston in the SoCon tournament. Curry was named a consensus First Team All-American and declared for the 2009 NBA Draft with one season of eligibility remaining. He was chosen with the seventh overall pick by the Golden State Warriors.

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March 11, 2020
Curry (illness) isn't listed on the injury report for Thursday's game against the Nets.
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The 31-year-old missed the last two games with the illness but will retake the court as expected Thursday. Curry had 23 points (6-16 FG, 3-12 3Pt, 8-8 FT), seven rebounds and seven assists in 27 minutes during his return from a fractured left hand last week, and he could see a similar workload versus Brooklyn.
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2019

Curry opened the season with three straight 20-point performances for the Warriors. In that span, he averaged 24.0 points, 6.7 assists, 5.0 rebounds, 2.7 threes and 1.3 steals across 30.3 minutes. During the fourth game of the season, Curry broke his hand. That resulted in Curry missing time until a return during the 63rd game of the season on Mar. 5. In that return, Curry recorded 23 points (6-16 FG, 3-12 3Pt, 8-8 FT), seven assists and six rebounds in 27 minutes. Shortly after, the season was suspended due to coronavirus. Curry ended the season with highs of 26 points, 11 assists, eight rebounds, four threes, three steals and two blocks.

2018

Stephen Curry led the Warriors to their fifth-straight NBA Finals, a feat only the Boston Celtics of the late 1950's and 1960's can also stake claim to. Curry appeared in 69 games during the regular season, averaging 27.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.2 assists. The sharpshooter finished fifth in the NBA in points per game. He continued his three-point shooting prowess, hitting 43.7 percent of his shots from behind the arc. That mark was fourth best in the league. Despite playing in only 69 games, Curry attempted the second-most treys in the league behind only James Harden. Steph hit 11 three-pointers on three separate occasions. On Oct. 24, he scored a season-high 51 points in a home win over the Wizards. On Nov. 8, the ten-year veteran suffered a strained groin injury that cost the All-Star 11 games. Curry returned Dec. 1 and immediately scored 27 points at Detroit. Curry predictably took his play up a notch during the playoffs, particularly with the absence of injured teammate Kevin Durant. His best series was the Western Conference Finals, in which Curry delivered 36.5 points, 8.3 rebounds and 7.3 assists per game. Curry was named First-Team All-NBA, played on his sixth-straight All-Star team, and finished fifth in MVP voting.

2017

Curry bolstered his already-legendary reputation as one of the NBA's all-time greatest shooters with another spectacular campaign in 2017-18. Although he played in only 51 games due primarily to an injured ankle, the sharpshooter upped his scoring average from the previous season to 26.4 points per game despite seeing his workload drop by over a minute per contest. His long range skills were once again on full display as he led the league with 4.2 three-pointers per game, drilling 42.3% of his attempts from deep. Curry also led the league with a 67.5 TS% and a 91.6 FT% while converting 49.5% of his overall shots from the field, eighth-best among guards. The two-time MVP was more than just a scoring threat, however, as he contributed 5.1 rebounds per game and 6.1 assists per game while notching five double-doubles on the season. Curry also made his mark on the defensive end of the court, placing among the top 20 in the league by averaging 1.6 steals per contest. Not surprisingly, Curry was elected to his fifth All-Star game where he produced 11 points, six rebounds and five assists for Team Giannis. The megastar also notched his fifth-straight All-NBA team selection with a spot on the third team. For all his regular season accolades, Curry was just as impressive in the postseason. In 15 playoff contests, he registered per-game averages of 25.5 points, 6.1 rebounds and 5.4 assists, helping to lead the Warriors to their second straight title.

2016

Following a disappointing conclusion to a historic 2015-16 campaign, Curry and the Warriors set out to reclaim their spot atop the NBA throne during the 2016-17 campaign. The two-time league MVP played in 79 games during the regular season, averaging 25.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 6.6 assists. He knocked down 324 three-pointers to lead the league for the fifth straight season and set an NBA record with 13 treys in a win over the Pelicans on Nov. 7. Curry ranked among the top 10 in the league in both steals (1.8 per game) and free-throw percentage (89.8 percent) while making 46.8 percent of his field-goal attempts. The Davidson College product scored 40 points in a game on five occasions, topped by his 46-point effort in the aforementioned record-breaking contest against New Orleans. He also notched double-digit assists eight times, including a 42-point, 11-assist performance in a victory over Phoenix on April 5. Curry was named to the Western Conference All-Star team for the fourth straight campaign and garnered a selection to the All-NBA Second Team. He helped lead the Warriors to a 67-15 regular-season record and the top Western Conference seed in the postseason. In the playoffs, Golden State rolled through the first three rounds to set up a rematch against Cleveland in the NBA Finals. This time, the Warriors prevailed in five games, giving Curry his second NBA Championship in three years. In the Finals, Curry averaged 26.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 9.4 assists per contest. He scored 34 points and notched 10 dimes in the series-clinching Game 5.

2015

After winning his first NBA MVP award the previous season, Curry was even more dominant during the 2015-16 campaign. The sharpshooting guard played in 79 games for the Warriors, averaging 34.2 minutes per contest. He led the league and set a career high by averaging 30.1 points per game, shooting a career-best 50.4 percent from the field including 45.4 percent from deep. Curry also converted 90.8 percent of his free-throw attempts, becoming the seventh player in league history to shoot at least 50 percent from the field, 40 percent from three-point range and 90 percent from the charity stripe. The Davidson College product also shattered his own NBA record with 402 three-pointers on the season, leading the NBA for the fourth straight campaign. Curry averaged 5.4 rebounds and 6.7 assists for good measure and led all NBA players with a career-high 2.1 steals per contest. The 6-foot-3 guard was rewarded for his all-around excellence with his second straight NBA MVP award, and he became the first player in league history to be chosen for the honor unanimously. Led by Curry, the Warriors established an NBA record with 73 wins during the regular season. However, Curry was stalled by injury in the playoffs, missing multiple games in Golden State's first-round series against Houston and in the Western Conference Semifinals against Portland. Nonetheless, the Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals, though they ultimately fell to the Cleveland Cavaliers in seven games. Despite his injuries, Curry posted per-game averages of 25.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 4.4 three-pointers and 1.4 steals in 18 playoff contests.

2014

The 2014-15 campaign was a special one for Curry and the Golden State Warriors. The Davidson College product played in 80 games for the Warriors, his most since his rookie campaign. He averaged 23.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 7.7 assists during the regular season while draining a career-high 3.6 three-pointers per game. Curry led the league in total treys (286) for the third straight campaign, breaking his own NBA record in the process, and shot 44.3 percent from beyond the arc. The 6-foot-3 guard also established a career high with 2.0 steals per contest, ranking fourth in the league, and 163 total steals, which ranked first in the Association. In addition, Curry's 91.4 percent free-throw rate paced the NBA and ranked as his second-best career mark. Curry's collective excellence resulted in his first NBA MVP award along with his first selection to the All-NBA First Team and his second All-Star team appearance. With Curry at the helm, the Warriors won an NBA-best 67 games and finished atop the Western Conference standings. In the postseason, Golden State went 12-3 against conference foes to advance to the NBA Finals. Curry averaged 26.0 points, 5.2 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 1.8 steals in the six-game series to help Golden State win its first NBA Championship in 40 years. Across 21 total playoff games, Curry set an NBA record by making 98 three-pointers.

2013

Curry achieved a number of personal milestones during the 2013-14 season, his fifth with the Warriors. He was named to his first All-Star team, scoring 12 points and dishing 11 assists for the Western Conference in the February contest. Curry also garnered his first selection to the All-NBA Second Team and was presented with the NBA Community Assist Award. On the season, the Davidson product averaged a career-best 24.0 points, ranking seventh in the league. He also set a career high with 8.5 assists per game (fifth-best in the league) while averaging 4.3 rebounds and 1.6 steals. For the second straight season, Curry led the NBA in total three-pointers (261) while shooting 42.4 percent from beyond the arc. He also tied for second in the league with four triple-doubles, including a 14-point, 13-rebound, 16-assist performance in a win over Phoenix on Dec. 27. Led by Curry, Golden State qualified for the postseason as the sixth seed in the West for the second year in a row. Though the Warriors fell to the Clippers in the first round of the playoffs, Curry played well. He averaged 23.0 points, 3.6 rebounds, 8.4 assists and 1.7 steals in the tough seven-game series.

2012

Curry had a career year by averaging highs in points (22.9), assists (6.9), free throws made (3.4) and three-pointers made (3.5). He also led the Warriors in each respect. Plus, Curry led the NBA in both three-point makes (272) and attempts (600). Curry had the game of his career against the Knicks. He scored 54 points, dished seven assists, grabbed six boards, stole the ball three times and shot 11-of-13 from three-point range (84.6 percent). He was player of the month for April, averaging 25.4 points, 8.1 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 2.1 steals while shooting 95.5 percent from the free-throw line and 44.4 percent from three. He led the team through two rounds of the playoffs, a six-game series against Denver and a six-game series against the Spurs. His best postseason performance occurred during Game 2 against Denver. Curry led the team to victory with 30 points, 13 assists, five rebounds and three steals.

2011

During Curry's third season with Golden State he appeared in 26 games. When he was able to take the court, Curry proved to be one of the most talented sharpshooters in the league. He posted per-game averages of 14.7 points, 5.3 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 1.5 steals per contest. The 6-foot-3 guard knocked down 2.1 three-pointers per contest and shot an exceptional 45.5 percent from beyond the arc. Curry tallied three games of at least 30 points during the campaign, including a 36-point, seven-rebound, seven-assist effort in a win over Denver on Feb. 9. He missed the much of the lockout-shortened season with right ankle and foot issues that eventually required surgery.

2010

Curry built upon a strong rookie season with an outstanding sophomore campaign. He started all 74 games in which he played and posted per-game averages of 18.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 5.8 assists. Curry again ranked near the top of the NBA leaderboard in steals, placing 15th in the league with 1.5 thefts per contest. The Davidson College product improved upon his already-superb shooting from deep, making 44.2 percent of his shots from beyond the arc and converting 2.0 three-pointers per game. Curry also led the NBA in free-throw shooting by making an eye-popping 93.4 percent of his shots from the charity stripe, setting the Warriors' all-time mark in the process. During All-Star Weekend, Curry participated in -- and won -- the Skills Challenge. He also played in the Rising Stars Challenge for the second straight campaign, scoring 13 points and dishing eight assists for the sophomore squad. Following the conclusion of the regular season, Curry was announced as the winner of the NBA Sportsmanship Award.

2009

Curry was selected by the Golden State Warriors with the seventh pick in the 2009 NBA Draft. He made an immediate impact with the Warriors, starting 77 of the 80 games in which he played and averaging 36.2 minutes per contest. Curry posted per-game averages of 17.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 5.9 assists. He drained 2.1 three-pointers per contest (11th in the league) and knocked down an impressive 43.7 percent of his shots from deep. Overall, he converted 166 treys, setting an NBA rookie record. The Davidson product also ranked third in the NBA with 1.9 steals per contest. Curry came on strong in the latter portion of the campaign, winning Rookie of the Month honors in January, March and April. He registered his first career triple-double against the Clippers on Feb. 10, finishing with 36 points, 10 rebounds, 13 assists and three steals. Curry was rewarded for his outstanding campaign with a unanimous selection to the All-Rookie First Team. He also finished second in Rookie of the Year voting to Sacramento's Tyreke Evans.

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Transaction History
  • June 25, 2009
    Drafted by the Golden State Warriors in the 1st round (7th pick) of the 2009 NBA Draft.
  • July 1, 2009
    Signed a rookie two-year contract with the Golden State Warriors.
  • October 1, 2012
    Signed a four-year contract with the Golden State Warriors.
  • July 6, 2017
    Signed a five-year contract with the Golden State Warriors.
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Nursing an ankle injury, Curry appeared in just 51 games last season -- his fewest since 2011-12. However, when he played, he was the most efficient player in league, leading all players in true shooting percentage (67.5). He achieved the feat through shooting 49.5 percent from the field, hitting 4.2 threes per tilt at 42.3 percent, and leading the NBA in free-throw percentage (92.1). That resulted in 26.4 points per game, plus averages of 6.1 assists, 5.1 rebounds and 1.6 steals. He also continued to be a big-game threat, as he posted 17 games with at least 30 points -- three of which were 40-point efforts. This year marks Curry’s age 30 seasons, but there are no signs of him slowing down, save for his ankle injury. However, prior to that, he had appeared in at least 78 games each season since 2012-13. Overall, even with the addition of DeMarcus Cousins, Curry’s usage and efficiency should remain high enough for him to be one of the best Fantasy players in the NBA.
Following back-to-back MVP campaigns in which he established new records for three-pointers in a single season, Curry was always going to be hard pressed to take his game to greater heights in 2016-17, especially after the Warriors added another former MVP to the roster in Kevin Durant. Indeed, Curry saw a nearly five-point drop in his scoring average and made one less three-pointer per game, but those that invested in the point guard on draft day may not have anticipated slight declines in just about every other category. Curry’s 46.7 percent mark from the field and career-worst 41.1 percent mark from 3-point range were somewhat disappointing given that the arrival of Durant was expected to open up more clean looks, though Curry still comfortably led the NBA with 324 three-pointers, and no other perimeter player could match his all-around efficiency. Perhaps owing to more comfort with playing alongside Durant, Curry seemed to hit his stride in postseason as the Warriors recaptured the title, averaging 28.1 points, 6.7 assists, 6.2 rebounds and 4.2 treys along the way. While Curry can no longer be considered the consensus top overall pick in most Fantasy settings, at 29 years old, he’s still firmly in the midst of his prime, which the Warriors surely recognized when they inked him to a record-breaking five-year, $201 million extension in the offseason. With that in mind, Curry still makes for a viable first-round selection in drafts, and the case could be made for him to be the top pick if a prospective owner believes he’ll be able to return to the peak levels of shooting efficiency he posted during his second MVP season. Since Curry has a full year of experience playing alongside Durant already under his belt, there should be less of an adjustment period between the two superstars to begin the upcoming season, seemingly making at least a minor improvement in Curry’s shooting percentages an inevitability.
Curry’s 2015-16 campaign will go down as one of the most transcendent individual seasons in NBA history. Coming off of his first championship, Curry soared past his 2014-15 MVP numbers, upping his scoring by nearly seven points per game to a league-leading 30.1, while adding 6.7 assists and 5.4 rebounds. Curry may not be more than an average defender in a real basketball sense, but he averaged an NBA-best 2.1 steals per game and led the league in total steals for the second straight season. On top of the counting stats, Curry remained the league’s best free-throw shooter (90.8%), converted 50.4 percent of his field goals, and shattered NBA records for single-season three-point attempts (886) and makes (402). The question now, of course, is how can Curry possibly follow up such a spectacular season? Unfortunately, for fantasy owners, the answer is a complicated one. After all, it’s not often the best regular season team in history replaces its weakest starter with one of the five best basketball players in the world, but that’s exactly what the Warriors did this summer. The addition of Kevin Durant undoubtedly makes Golden State a more dangerous team, but it threatens Curry’s reign as the NBA’s best fantasy player. Durant’s presence figures to bring an inherent decline to Curry’s usage rate and, in turn, his production -- just how much of a decline remains to be seen. Curry, in the midst of his prime, is still the NBA’s best outside shooter and the odds-on favorite to lead the league in three-pointers for a fifth straight season. His shooting percentages shouldn’t be in much jeopardy -- in fact, it’s reasonable to believe they could rise playing alongside Durant -- but a reduction in scoring appears all but inevitable. Curry’s rebounding numbers could also take a slight dip, though his assist production, which checked in below his career average last season, figures to, at worst, be sustainable.
Curry achieved the NBA's highest honor last season, earning the league's Most Valuable Player award while leading the Warriors to a 67-win season and the championship. In 80 games, he averaged a team-high 23.8 points to go along with 4.3 rebounds, 7.7 assists, and 2.0 steals in a career-low 33 minutes per game. Curry led the NBA in three-pointers made for a third straight season, knocking down 286 from beyond the arc, an all-time single-season NBA record. He also shot a league-best 91 percent from the free-throw line and topped the league in steals. Early on during his career, injuries were a concern but not so much any longer. He's missed just 10 games the last three seasons. Entering 2014-15, new head coach Steve Kerr announced his desire to limit Curry's exposure – playing him fewer minutes and having him play off the ball were a couple of ways to prevent injury and/or fatigue. The organization took steps to make life easier for Curry. They added a quality backup in Shawn Livingston, who along with Andre Iguodala, were capable enough ball handlers to take defensive pressure off Curry. As it turned out, the Warriors won so many games in blowout fashion, Kerr easily managed all of his starters' minutes. With Curry filling up so many fantasy categories, he's clearly become a top-five fantasy player.
Curry avoided significant injury for the second straight season in 2013-14, playing 78 games for the second consecutive season. Concerns about his wobbly ankles are slowly fading. He averaged a team-high 24.0 points on 47-percent shooting with 4.3 rebounds, 8.5 assists, 1.6 steals, and 0.2 blocks in 37 minutes per game. Curry also led the league in three-pointers made for a second straight season with 261. Not only is he one of the better field-goal shooters in the league, Curry is an excellent free-throw shooter. He made 89 percent of his freebies last season, and he's getting to the line more often, averaging a career-high 4.5 free-throw attempts per game. Curry can score from anywhere. Turnovers can be a problem, but he has improved his point-guard skills from when he first entered the league. Curry continues to hone his court vision, making those around him a little bit better. The 8.5 apg last year were good for sixth in the NBA. Heading into the new season, the Warriors added a competent backup point guard in Shaun Livingston, and we could see Curry playing a few minutes less per game at point guard, but he should continue to lead the Dubs in assists. A new head coach means some tweaks to the game plan, but Steve Kerr is a smart enough guy to leave Curry alone. Perhaps Kerr will give him some guidance in the finer points of point-guard play, but nothing needs to be done in terms of Curry's scoring or shot selection.
Fantasy players that gambled on Curry last season won big. There was plenty of doubt as to whether or not Curry would live up to his near-limitless promise coming off major ankle surgery, but the Warriors' floor general quieted the doubters by playing in 78 games – at a career-high 39 mpg average – scoring 22.9 points and dishing out 6.9 dimes per game (also career bests) and shooting a ridiculous 45.3 percent from long range while canning 272 threes on the season. Something of a statistical oddity – Curry actually shot better from three than he did overall (45.2 percent last season). For added value, he's one of the league's top free-throw shooters, converting 90 percent of his freebies last season. Of course, Curry will continue to be a gamble – ankle problems like his don't simply "go away" – he was slowed by another sprain during the Warriors' playoff loss to San Antonio - and every time he lands awkwardly, fantasy players will hold their collective breath until he starts running again. The departure of backup Jarret Jack is worrisome; his presence allowed Curry to play off the ball on occasion. Toney Douglas will take over the backup role this season, but he's not nearly as good a player.
This should be the year that Curry solidifies his place in the fantasy basketball top ten. He's that good. He has a three-point stroke like Ray Allen, converting at percentages you ordinarily see from seven-footers working in the low post. And with Monta Ellis out of the mix, he'll be the primary driving force for Golden State's offense this year. The one significant thing to worry about is that he's been a huge injury risk the last two seasons. Last season, he was limited to just 26 games (out of 66) in the lockout-shortened season. He had surgery in April to remove "loose bodies" from his ankle and has reportedly received a clean bill of health, but the time he missed over last season will almost certainly scare off a lot of potential fantasy owners. He’ll potentially be a buy-low candidate in the second, third, and fourth round of some drafts this season. Whether or not he’ll be worth the risk to draft him early will be based on the reports coming out of training camp. Make sure there are good indicators that he’s healthy before investing too heavily in him this season.
Just entering his third NBA season, Curry is already well-established as one of the league’s top backcourt scorers, combining the long-range shooting of a guard with percentages you might expect from a power forward (48.0% FG, 44.2% from three in 2010-11). But his team is in a state of flux; changes could be coming that will impact Curry’s production and overall fantasy value. First off, his first two seasons in the league were played under coaches Don Nelson and Nelson’s long-time assistant Keith Smart. The Warriors finished first and fifth in pace, respectively, in those years. New coach Mark Jackson may not have the team running quite as much. But Curry also shared a backcourt with Monta Ellis during those first two seasons, and if the trade rumors are to be believed, Ellis could be replaced by someone a little more defensive-minded (Philly’s Andre Iguodala, perhaps?). Both situations are worth watching closely when play resumes. Curry is recovering from May ankle surgery, but is expected to be at full strength for the start of the season.
In a draft class dominated by point guards, Curry emerged as top dog with his excellent court sense and that truly outstanding jump shot. He didn't come roaring out of the gate like Brandon Jennings; he got better as the season wore on, and in the month of April he averaged a staggering 26.4 points, 8.1 assists and 6.4 rebounds. And unlike many other guards, he's incredibly efficient – his shooting percentage from the field – 46.2 – looks like the number you'd get from a big man. He shot .437 from long range – seventh-best in the league – and made 166 threes on the year. And from the line he was close to perfect, with a free-throw percentage of .885. He could be even better this year, given the benefit of a year's experience in the league, the confidence that comes from a summer spent as one of the key players on Team USA, and a clear role as the Warriors' starting point guard from the outset of training camp.
Stephen Curry’s shot is NBA-quality. It remains to be seen if the rest of his game is at the same level. But Curry has a significant advantage over other elite NCAA scorers that haven’t achieved much of anything in the Association – I’m looking at you, J.J. Redick, and you, Adam Morrison. He’ll be playing for Don Nelson. Nellie can get away with playing two shoot-first pseudo-point guards – Curry and Monta Ellis – in the backcourt because he has Stephen Jackson to initiate the offense from the small forward position. That should give Curry the opportunity to do what he does best – shoot – without getting bogged down with the responsibility of running the offense.
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Curry (illness) is expected to return for Thursday's game against the Nets, Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Goes through shootaround
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Illness
March 10, 2020
Curry (illness) took part in shootaround Tuesday but remains questionable for the night's matchup against the Clippers, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
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Questionable for Tuesday
GGolden State Warriors
Illness
March 8, 2020
Curry (illness) is considered questionable for Tuesday's game against the Clippers, Nick Friedell of ESPN reports.
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Won't play Saturday
GGolden State Warriors
Illness
March 7, 2020
Curry will be held out of Saturday's game against Philadelphia due to an illness.
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