MATTHEW ROBERSON | SPORTS EDITOR | @mroberson22
At this point, enough has been said and written about Steph Curry’s greatness that every new praise just seems like unnecessary hyperbole. When anyone is experiencing success at a level as high as Curry is, any additional conversation about how good they are is just piling on to an already heaping stack of worship.
It seems tired and played out to say things like “Steph Curry is the greatest shooter of all-time,” or “He’s breaking the game of basketball like a cheat code.”
So rather than rambling on about Steph being our generation’s Michael Jordan or debating whether these Warriors are the most unstoppable force in NBA history, I’m just going to use the rest of this space to provide pure, objective information about Steph and his band of ballers.
The Warriors average 115.4 points per game. That is first in the NBA. They were also first in the NBA last year, when they averaged 108.6. The best team in the league last season got almost seven points better on offense.
Curry has made an NBA single-season record 288 three pointers this season, breaking his own record of 286.
His team still has 24 games left. If he can average five triples per game down the stretch, he will reach 400 three pointers in a single season.
Add the 288 threes from Curry to the 179 that his teammate Klay Thompson has drained, and you get 467. That is more than 12 teams have made all season.
Draymond Green has notched 11 triple doubles in the 2015-16 campaign. That is a triple double in roughly 18 percent of Golden State’s games, or one triple double for every 5.2 games played. He also leads the Warriors in assists and has already dished out ten or more assists 14 times this year.
In Curry’s four games from Feb. 22 to Feb. 27, he averaged 43.8 points per game, 7.3 assists, and 5.8 rebounds. Oh, he also made 60.8 percent of his shots during that stretch, with an even better 61.1 percent from behind the three point line.
I think he might turn out to be a pretty good player. If only he could learn to shoot.