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feltbotloveslosing February 16th, 2010 at 11:47 pm
Messiah is here again folks, future is bright yet again. A different messiah every two years is truly a great time out.
Beau’s talk of Curry’s brilliant “floor game” is really overblown and wrongheaded. Yes, he’s a more willing passer than Monta… yes, he’s very good at finding openings. But he’s currently incapable of *creating* openings, which is why Maggette initiated the halfcourt offense so often tonight. Curry had an extremely bad game. That’s not the end of the world… it’s one game. But let’s not pretend he was helpful here.
Warriors fans need to stop telling themselves that this kid will be Steve Nash as soon as his teammates and the refs see the light. He has yet to show a consistent ability to make plays in the halfcourt, and until he does, he’s a flashy undersized two. That’s all well and good… the Jason Terrys of the world can help you win a lot of games if you use them properly. But the main value of guys like that lies in their shooting. Curry’s not an asset when he’s cold.
David Barnes February 17th, 2010 at 7:54 am
Geoff: Re: your mentioning Mookie skipping practice to play golf and yes I agree a little rebellion from the players would be great. Except a little rebellion (Ellis, Mags, Randolph) doesn’t even show with this franchise. It’s going to take someone other than the usual suspects to make an impact and I think that needs to be Curry. Maybe if he flips out about Nellie not sticking up for him ala Maggette Riley, Rowell, Cohan etc. realize he could cost them money off of the sale price.
As for Curry, how come there doesn’t seem to be any middle ground? People praise him or dis him and people get pretty passionate about both sides so how about acknowledging the fact that right now he’s a talented young player on the small size? As he adjusts to the league (strength, speed) he has a pretty big upside and unlike some of the other players on the team has a decent basketball i.q. I also do like the fact that he looks for the open man which is not exactly an Ellis strength. He was horrible shooting last night but really, he’s improved over the start of the season right? That’s inarguable right?
Oh well, maybe tonight is the bounceback.
“how about acknowledging the fact that right now he’s a talented young player on the small size?”
That’s about how I’d describe him… he’s a good rookie, good value for the seventh pick, looking like a genuinely useful player. I just think some people tend to exaggerate his merits because they view him in the context of Monta Ellis, not in an overall NBA context. Curry looks like a miraculously good passer next to Monta, but compared to the 29 other starting point guards in the league, he looks mediocre at best.
I like Curry, and I’m excited that he’s here. But unfounded belief in a young player’s superstar potential helps neither a franchise nor its fanbase… the Warriors risk extending their stay in the wilderness if they hitch their wagon to a kid who hasn’t yet shown he can beat an NBA defense. If Curry becomes a superstar, then fantastic. But right now, he’s looking like a plain-old good player, and you don’t blow your team up for a guy like that.
Curry’s not too small for the PG position but he is too young to say if he’s gong to be an all-star..
He’s 185 at 6′3″, compare that to Kirk Hinrick 190 at 6′3″ but probably much stronger than Curry. Kirk’s older, draft class of 2003. Curry’s 21 yrs old.
Bulls have won more games after Kirk returned from injury and started as SG along side Rose. He’s known as a team player, above ave defender. and high BB IQ so I would project Curry to at least match 2003′ 7th pick Hinrick.
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It was pretty interesting.
Messiah is here again folks, future is bright yet again
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