The Western Conference has a plethora of strong point guards.
On its 12-man All-Star roster, the West had four point guards: Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul, Tony Parker and Steve Nash. Curry will have a difficult time competing with Westbrook and Paul if they remain healthy but he could certainly be in the mix with Parker and Nash.
Many people believe that Nash can succeed and be rejuvenated on the Los Angeles Lakers, but his move to Tinseltown also has the potential to backfire.
Kobe Bryant has been confrontational with his teammates (see Pau Gasol in the 2012 playoffs), and with trade talks constantly swirling around Gasol and Andrew Bynum, the Nash signing may not go quite as well as planned.
Parker may only be 30 years old, but his relatively humble statistics are something that may deter him from earning a spot on the All-Star team if Curry can put up the numbers that he is capable of.
Curry has proven he is a lights-out free-throw shooter (a career 90 percent from the line, even when figuring in a “bad” 81 percent in 26 games last season). And his three-point shooting is Nashesque—Curry is a career 44 percent shooter from three. (Nash is 43 percent and Ray Allen is 40 percent.)
If Curry can increase his assist numbers a bit and put up a per-game line of something like 19 points, 7.5 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.8 steals, there is no reason he shouldn’t be in the conversation.
And he is perfectly capable of doing just that.