With more than one-quarter of the current NBA season already over, the Golden State Warriors star is averaging 32.2 points, five rebounds, six assists and 2.3 steals per game which is simply phenomenal. The last person who reached these milestones was none other than Michael Jordan and although we are not stating that Curry is as good as the basketball legend, he is definitely having a time of his life.
Currently, Curry is clearing 30 points on fewer than 21 shots, a feat that has only been achieved by Adrian Dantley, Kevin Durant and Karl Malone and none of them are point guards for that matter.
The Warriors remain the epitome of perfection in the league. Curry has already amassed 6.1 win shares. Strangely enough, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers don’t have six wins between them.
However, this still does not mean that Curry could set the win-share record. He’s set for less than 22 victory assists which would put him in the 10 highest totals ever but let’s bear in mind that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar collected north of 25 back in the 1971-72 NBA season.
Abdul-Jabbar averaged more than 44 minutes per game during that season and no player has ever had 20 win shares while averaging fewer than 37. However, it is interesting to note here that Curry represents more than 25% of Golden State’s victories and isn’t even clocking 35 minutes per outing.
The youngster is definitely setting up quite a few records and although many analysts say that the game has changed during that time which makes things different from how they used to be a couple of decades back, the fact that the evolution has really taken off during Curry’s time, speaks volumes of the influence he is enjoying in the court.
He is already set to break the single-season record for made triples. As Adam Fromal noticed, “Curry isn’t just averaging 32.2 points per game. He’s doing so while knocking down 52.9 percent of his shots from the field, a career-best 46.3 percent of his three-point attempts and 90.1 percent of his tries from the charity stripe. Even more impressively, he’s taking 11.2 treys during the average contest and still remains on pace to join the exclusive 50/40/90 club.”
Although he is always been considered as the best shooter in the league at the moment, his accuracy is something that completely dominates the other traits which make him a special player. He has better points off drives than last season and it is only natural for the player himself to see winning the MVP trophy once again this season.
“Not this,” Curry said when asked by ESPN The Magazine’s Sam Alipour if he saw himself being where he is now. “I mean, I expected to be a pretty good NBA point guard and hopefully win a championship. But MVP and all this stuff? Not really. I never looked at my mantel and envisioned an MVP trophy sitting there. This is pretty crazy.”
Unreal is what we have come to define Curry’s season and it is clear that this is going down in the history books as one of the best individual seasons NBA has ever seen if not the best.
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