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Stephen Curry

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2017-18 NBA Stats

PTS

26.3

REB

5.1

AST

6.6

STL

1.7

BLK

0.2

2017-18 NBA ROS Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

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 K...

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STATUS:  Out    INJURY:  Ankle    EST. RETURN:  12/20/2017
HT: 6' 3"   WT: 190 lbs   DOB: 3/14/1988  College: Davidson
DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #7 Overall in 2009   Show ContractHide Contract

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Stephen Curry Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $201 million contract with the Warriors in July of 2017.

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Curry (ankle) was seen shooting in a "very light" individual session after practice Saturday, Monte Poole of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

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Stephen Curry NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2009-10 21 80 36.2 17.5 4.5 5.9 1.9 0.2 2.1 46.2 88.5 3.1 0.6 3.9 4.8 43.7 6.6 14.3 2.2 2.5
2010-11 22 GSW 74 33.6 18.6 3.9 5.8 1.5 0.3 2.0 48.0 93.4 3.1 0.7 3.2 4.6 44.2 6.8 14.2 2.9 3.1
2011-12 23 GSW 26 28.2 14.7 3.4 5.3 1.5 0.3 2.1 49.0 80.9 2.5 0.6 2.8 4.7 45.5 5.6 11.4 1.5 1.8
2012-13 24 GSW 78 38.2 22.9 4.0 6.9 1.6 0.2 3.5 45.1 90.0 3.1 0.8 3.3 7.7 45.3 8.0 17.8 3.4 3.7
2013-14 25 GSW 78 36.5 24.0 4.3 8.5 1.6 0.2 3.3 47.1 88.5 3.8 0.6 3.7 7.9 42.4 8.4 17.7 3.9 4.5
2014-15 26 GSW 80 32.7 23.8 4.3 7.7 2.0 0.2 3.6 48.7 91.4 3.1 0.7 3.6 8.1 44.3 8.2 16.8 3.9 4.2
2015-16 27 GSW 79 34.2 30.1 5.4 6.7 2.1 0.2 5.1 50.4 90.8 3.3 0.9 4.6 11.2 45.4 10.2 20.2 4.6 5.1
2016-17 28 GSW 79 33.4 25.3 4.5 6.6 1.8 0.2 4.1 46.8 89.8 3.0 0.8 3.7 10.0 41.1 8.5 18.3 4.1 4.6
2017-18 29 GSW 23 32.6 26.3 5.1 6.6 1.7 0.2 3.6 47.3 93.3 2.9 0.7 4.4 9.5 38.1 8.3 17.7 6.0 6.5
Rest Of Season Projections 29 GSW 48 34.4 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Stephen Curry
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Stephen Curry NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 2 32.0 30.5 3.5 7.0 1.5 0.0 5.0 57.1 84.6 1.0 1.0 2.5 10.0 50.0 10.0 17.5 5.5 6.5
Last 30 Days 9 33.1 30.0 5.6 6.6 1.4 0.1 3.8 50.0 93.1 3.2 0.8 4.8 9.8 38.6 10.1 20.2 6.0 6.4
Last 5 Games 5 34.4 27.8 4.4 7.4 1.4 0.0 3.8 47.0 89.7 2.4 0.6 3.8 10.0 38.0 9.4 20.0 5.2 5.8
Last 10 Games 10 32.9 27.9 5.6 6.4 1.7 0.1 3.6 48.0 91.7 3.3 0.9 4.7 9.7 37.1 9.4 19.6 5.5 6.0
Last 20 Games 20 32.8 26.0 5.2 6.8 2.0 0.2 3.5 47.3 91.9 3.1 0.8 4.4 9.4 37.4 8.4 17.8 5.7 6.2

 

2017-18 NBA Game Log   Stephen Curry
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Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Dec 14 DAL 112-97 Did Not Play
Dec 11 POR 111-104 Did Not Play
Dec 8 @DET 98-102 Did Not Play
Dec 6 @CHA 87-101 Did Not Play
Dec 4 @NOP 115-125 34 31 5 11 1 0 2 9 19 8 9 5 11 2 3 5
Dec 3 @MIA 95-123 30 30 2 3 2 0 0 11 16 3 4 5 9 0 2 1
Dec 1 @ORL 112-133 33 23 6 10 3 0 4 9 20 2 2 3 8 1 5 2
Nov 29 @LAL 123-127 39 28 5 7 0 0 5 9 20 7 8 3 9 0 5 4
Nov 27 SAC 106-110 Did Not Play
Nov 25 NOP 110-95 36 27 4 6 1 0 1 9 25 6 6 3 13 0 4 2
Nov 24 CHI 143-94 27 33 7 4 2 0 2 10 18 9 9 4 11 0 7 2
Nov 22 @OKC 108-91 31 24 5 6 1 0 6 9 18 3 3 3 8 1 4 1
Nov 19 @BKN 111-118 33 39 11 7 3 0 7 14 24 7 8 4 10 3 8 6
Nov 18 @PHI 116-124 35 35 5 5 0 1 2 11 22 9 9 4 9 0 5 1
Nov 16 @BOS 92-88 31 9 6 5 4 0 4 3 14 1 2 2 9 2 4 5
Nov 13 ORL 110-100 Did Not Play
Nov 11 PHI 135-114 30 22 4 9 1 0 2 5 12 9 9 3 8 0 4 0
Nov 8 MIN 125-101 30 22 8 8 2 1 5 7 16 6 6 2 7 0 8 2
Nov 6 MIA 97-80 34 16 5 4 2 0 1 5 19 4 5 2 9 0 5 3
Nov 4 @DEN 108-127 30 22 0 11 2 0 3 7 14 3 4 5 10 0 0 0
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Nov 2 @SAS 92-112 32 21 8 5 3 0 2 7 13 4 4 3 4 1 7 2
Oct 30 @LAC 113-141 30 31 5 6 2 1 1 9 14 6 8 7 11 2 3 3
Oct 29 DET 107-115 35 27 6 8 1 0 5 11 17 2 3 3 7 1 5 3
Oct 27 WAS 120-117 36 20 5 8 2 0 2 7 19 3 3 3 13 0 5 2
Oct 25 TOR 117-112 38 30 4 5 3 1 2 9 20 8 8 4 11 0 4 2
Oct 23 @DAL 103-133 31 29 2 8 4 0 6 7 15 13 13 2 10 2 0 1
Oct 21 @MEM 111-101 30 37 6 3 0 0 2 9 17 13 13 6 11 0 6 5
Oct 20 @NOP 120-128 35 28 3 8 0 0 1 7 16 10 10 4 11 0 3 1
Oct 17 HOU 121-122 30 22 5 4 1 0 2 8 18 3 3 3 9 0 5 4
Stephen Curry Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Date Opponent PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
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Stephen Curry – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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True Shooting Percentage

64.3%

True Shooting % in 2017-18

In 2017-18, Stephen Curry has a true shooting percentage of 64.3%.

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Stephen Curry NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2009-10 21 80 36.0 17.4 4.4 5.9 1.9 0.2 2.1 46.2 88.5 3.0 0.6 3.8 4.7 43.7 6.6 14.2 2.2 2.5
2010-11 22 GSW 74 36.0 19.9 4.1 6.2 1.6 0.3 2.2 48.0 93.4 3.3 0.8 3.4 4.9 44.2 7.3 15.2 3.1 3.3
2011-12 23 GSW 26 36.0 18.8 4.3 6.8 1.9 0.4 2.7 49.0 80.9 3.2 0.7 3.6 6.0 45.5 7.1 14.6 1.9 2.3
2012-13 24 GSW 78 36.0 21.6 3.8 6.5 1.5 0.1 3.3 45.1 90.0 2.9 0.7 3.1 7.2 45.3 7.6 16.8 3.2 3.5
2013-14 25 GSW 78 36.0 23.7 4.2 8.4 1.6 0.2 3.3 47.1 88.5 3.7 0.6 3.6 7.8 42.4 8.2 17.5 3.9 4.4
2014-15 26 GSW 80 36.0 26.2 4.7 8.5 2.2 0.2 3.9 48.7 91.4 3.4 0.8 3.9 8.9 44.3 9.0 18.5 4.2 4.6
2015-16 27 GSW 79 36.0 31.7 5.7 7.0 2.3 0.2 5.4 50.4 90.8 3.5 0.9 4.8 11.8 45.4 10.7 21.3 4.8 5.3
2016-17 28 GSW 79 36.0 27.3 4.8 7.1 1.9 0.2 4.4 46.8 89.8 3.3 0.8 4.0 10.8 41.1 9.2 19.7 4.4 4.9
2017-18 29 GSW 23 36.0 29.1 5.6 7.2 1.9 0.2 4.0 47.3 93.3 3.2 0.7 4.9 10.5 38.1 9.2 19.5 6.7 7.2
Rest Of Season Projections 29 GSW 48 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Stephen Curry
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Stephen Curry NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2009-10 21 80 2895 1399 356 472 152 19 166 46.2 88.5 244 48 308 380 43.7 528 1143 177 200
2010-11 22 GSW 74 2489 1373 286 432 109 20 151 48.0 93.4 226 52 234 342 44.2 505 1053 212 227
2011-12 23 GSW 26 732 383 88 138 39 8 55 49.0 80.9 65 15 73 121 45.5 145 296 38 47
2012-13 24 GSW 78 2983 1786 314 539 126 12 272 45.1 90.0 240 59 255 600 45.3 626 1388 262 291
2013-14 25 GSW 78 2846 1873 334 666 128 14 261 47.1 88.5 294 46 288 615 42.4 652 1383 308 348
2014-15 26 GSW 80 2613 1900 341 619 163 16 286 48.7 91.4 249 56 285 646 44.3 653 1341 308 337
2015-16 27 GSW 79 2700 2375 430 527 169 15 402 50.4 90.8 262 68 362 886 45.4 805 1598 363 400
2016-17 28 GSW 79 2639 1999 353 524 142 17 324 46.8 89.8 239 61 292 789 41.1 675 1443 325 362
2017-18 29 GSW 23 750 606 117 151 40 4 83 47.3 93.3 67 15 102 218 38.1 192 406 139 149
Rest Of Season Projections 29 GSW 48 1649 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Stephen Curry
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Stephen Curry NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2009-10 21 80 36.2 56.8 53.5 24.2 12.5 1.9 19.0
2010-11 22 GSW 74 33.6 59.5 55.1 23.9 12.5 1.9 19.3
2011-12 23 GSW 26 28.2 60.5 58.3 26.6 12.5 2.1 16.6
2012-13 24 GSW 78 38.2 58.9 54.9 23.5 10.5 2.2 22.4
2013-14 25 GSW 78 36.5 61.0 56.6 26.7 11.8 2.3 25.0
2014-15 26 GSW 80 32.7 63.8 59.4 26.3 10.6 2.5 25.9
2015-16 27 GSW 79 34.2 66.9 63.0 20.6 10.2 2.0 30.7
2016-17 28 GSW 79 33.4 62.4 58.0 22.2 10.1 2.2 25.2
2017-18 29 GSW 23 32.6 64.3 57.5 21.9 9.7 2.3 27.3
Rest Of Season Projections 29 GSW 48 34.4 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Stephen Curry
2017-18 Projections 29 GSW 78 33.9 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Stephen Curry

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Stephen Curry: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Curry (ankle) will be reevaluated next week, Mark Medina of the Mercury News reports.

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Curry (ankle) will have his injury re-evaluated in "a couple of weeks", Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. According to Anthony Slater of The Athletic Bay Area, it's doubful Curry plays until "at least late December".

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Curry's (ankle) MRI came back clean, but he's experiencing significant swelling and has no timetable for a return, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports. He's still being listed as doubtful for Wednesday's contest against the Hornets.

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Curry's injury is listed as a sprained right ankle and he's been upgraded to doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

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Curry (ankle) is undergoing an MRI on Tuesday with results expected later in the day, though has already been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Hornets, Chris Haynes of ESPN.com reports.

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Curry (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Hornets on the team's official game notes.

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Curry had X-rays on his injured right ankle come back negative but will undergo an MRI on Tuesday, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.

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X-rays came back negative on Curry's injured right ankle, Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Curry was escorted to the locker room in fourth quarter of Monday's game against the Pelicans after rolling his right ankle, Marc J. Spears of ESPN reports.

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Curry (hand) will play in Monday's game against the Pelicans.

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Curry (hand) is listed as probable for Monday's game against the Pelicans.

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Curry (hand) has been cleared to play in Sunday's game against the Heat, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.

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2017-18

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2016-17

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.

2015-16

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.

2014-15

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.

2013-14

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.

2012-13

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.

2011-12

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.

2010-11

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.

2009-10

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.