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“Steph is at his absolute peak proper now, bodily and emotionally,” stated Warriors head coach Steve Kerr on Thursday, in response to ninety five.7 The Recreation’s John Dickinson. “That is in all probability nearly as good as he is ever going to be this yr. I feel he is higher now than he was final yr and the yr earlier than, and that is saying one thing.
“He is probably the most impactful offensive participant when it comes to what he does to the protection perhaps ever. There’s guys – clearly Michael Jordan impacted issues – however the best way Steph performs places the worry of God into defenses like no one I’ve ever seen.”
His scoring numbers dipped in 2016-17, with Kevin Durant‘s presence definitely factoring in. However Curry nonetheless managed to complete tenth within the Affiliation in factors per recreation with 25.three, whereas additionally connecting on the second-most three-pointers for a season ever with 324.
When he scored 30 or extra factors, Golden State notched a report of 25-2. The group’s offense was additionally 14.6 factors higher per one hundred possessions when he was on the ground, additional emphasizing his worth to the Warriors’ elite scoring assault.
If Kerr really believes Curry can go above and past what he is already proven, the 29 different groups trying to knock the reigning champs off their pedestal might have a more durable time doing so than beforehand imagined.