Before the Warriors played the Spurs last spring, Gregg Popovich observed that they were a “very good team” — not a “dangerous” team. He meant the statement as a compliment. As he went on to explain, a “dangerous team plays well once in a while.” The Warriors made the jump from occasionally dangerous to consistently very good in large part because their best player — Stephen Curry — made that jump as well. You can debate the exact moment it happened, but sometime last season Stephen Curry realized that he has the power to be a game-changer at any given moment. He had plenty of those moments in the Warriors' impressive playoff run. There's good reason to believe that breakout performance was just the beginning of the next stage in his career...
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