"The Warriors outscored their opponents by 3.1 points per 100 possessions when Durant was playing and Curry was not; that number jumped to 16.1 points per 100 possessions with Curry on the court and Durant on the sidelines."Analysis (fivethirtyeight.com)
[–]RaptorsJDrakeR 183 指標 20小時前
The reason Curry is the best PG in the league is because he doesn't mind being the decoy to draw defenses away in order to make his teammates better. The fact that he's also an elite ball handler and playmaker makes it almost unfair
[–]NetsKashMoney941 81 指標 19小時前
Yea, crazy that some see his relatively low assist numbers (as if 7 assists for a dude that shoots as well and plays off ball as much as him is something to scoff at) and think he's not as good a playmaker as other dudes that average 9-10+ assists. But honestly, he is the epitome of an unselfish playmaker in that he doesn't even need to touch the ball on any possession to get a wide open look for his teammates. I don't think any other dude in history has created as many baskets for his team that he didnt get box score credit for as Curry has. Even when you account for hockey assists (which nba.com tracks and he has been at the top of the league), that doesnt take into account how many times a simple cut or screen from him attracts 2-3 defenders and leaves a teammate wide open for a score. The stats are clear, with his teammates this season shooting an average of 8.3% worse without him on the floor, with the next biggest similar impact being LeBron at less than half of that (3.9%).
Is it the traditional type of playmaking that we've always expected from a PG? No, but it clearly is just as much, if not more, effective than the other methods.
[–][CLE] Mark PriceWitOfTheIrish 23 指標 16小時前
Advanced stats will always show his impact. Just give it a while for some bench players to rotate out of GSW's roster, and watch their efficiency drop off a cliff without the space and open looks.
[–][GSW] Ian Clarkoscarony 19 指標 15小時前
Brandon Rush this year is the perfect example
[–]BucksHard4Favra 1442 指標 22小時前
Curry's gravity is real. It's obvious how much he opens the game up for everyone else.
Durant was a deserving FMVP but I think GSW suffer way more if they lose Curry as opposed to Durant.
[–][GSW] Klay Thompsonkashmoney55 44 指標 19小時前
One of the best examples of Curry gravity was in game 1. The Cavs just let KD walk to the basket a few times, because they were so scared of Curry at the 3 point line. That is crazy.
[–]WarriorsErneh 680 指標 22小時前
Curry is our most valuable offensive player. The cavs have been somewhat good 'curry stoppers' over the past few years and yet again, this year curry got the most attention in terms of their defensive gameplan. Kd capitalized on this.
[–]Warriorsorchid_breeder 341 指標 21小時前
They're curry stoppers because they literally face guard him starting at half court. It allows the Warriors to play 4-3 for a lot of their possessions.
[–]SpursShadrack579 61 指標 20小時前
It's what people on this sub were saying when the Warriors signed KD, and at the start of the season: Golden State became a slightly worse regular season team, but a much better playoff team.
[–]SpursHSTmjr 36 指標 20小時前
Curry has a primeShaq-like effect of changing how the defenses contort to guard him. The spacing is outrageous for the other players on the court
[–]Warriorsuntouchable765 145 指標 21小時前
Inb4 it's Warriors vs Cavs again next year and KD get doubled while Curry drops 40 a game.
[–][GSW] Stephen CurryiChristiaNn 61 指標 21小時前
They'll still keep doubling Curry. If they double KD, you not only get a 40pt Curry, but you'll also get rest of the guys in rhythm on offense.
[–]BullsYcantweBfrients 178 指標 21小時前
I would love to see this. Curry raining fire is the most exciting thing to watch for me.
[–]LakersTheingloriousak2 280 指標 22小時前
Kd is the goat role player
[–]Supersonicsthundercock88 176 指標 22小時前
in Simmons' recent pod with him he clearly admits that he wanted to see what it was like to only be guarded by one guy, basically he was tired of being doubled as the number one guy
[–]CavaliersSmokinADoobs 95 指標 21小時前
It just clicked with me that KD (really any all-time great) has been getting doubled for probably their entire basketball career...
[–]Warriors BandwagonQaanol 71 指標 19小時前
…and still scores 30 on the regular.
[–]NBAkkrko 41 指標 19小時前
65% of his field goals in the finals were assisted while Steph has 70% of his unassisted. Shows who's the real system player.
[–]Knickszxnith 722 指標 22小時前
Fuck me I'm just gonna say it. Curry is easily one of the most influential players in all of NBA history. Dude ushered in an era of basketball that was on its way but no one saw it coming like this. Yeah we were already "spacing" better and shooting more 3s but not off-the-dribble pulling up from outta space. The fucking Oracle of Oracle, prophet of the triple.
[–]KnicksRunningForIt 101 指標 21小時前
I know a lot of people are appreciating the game now, but I can't wait until 15-20 years from now, looking back at how big of a moment the past few year have been for the NBA.