Stephen Curry captured the hearts of just about every NBA fan last season. The 3-point specialist became a fan-favorite thanks to his quickness and his flawless shooting touch, and is now widely regarded as one of the best players in the league. But it seems that Curry could have an even better year ahead of him. Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson had the following to say about Curry’s current shape.
“He’s making moves and making plays where I just want to pull Kent Bazemore aside and just have prayer with him for a minute,” Jackson said. “Kent’s mind-set is, ‘Hey, Coach, if I can just be in the vicinity of this guy, imagine how good a defender I’ll be against anyone else in the league.’ Steph is that good right now.”
Curry’s biggest hindrance has always been his surgically repaired ankles, which forced him to spend most summers going through gruesome rehab programmes. This summer that was not the case and we can definitely expect the Curry-led Warriors a force to be reckoned with in 2013-14.