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Stephen Curry can battle with the best of them.
Surprise, surprise, Stephen Curry tops the list!
Every single player listed before Curry is a vital part of the team, each and every one a crucial ingredient for the recipe to success. Not all ingredients are created equal, however. As George Orwell said in his novel, Animal Farm, “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”
The same principle applies to the Warriors. The team would not be complete should one any of its players go down, but should that player be Curry, the consequences would be far greater than anyone else.
Curry has taken his game to new heights this year, and the success the team has experienced is directly related to his rise to superstardom.
Curry, to the surprise of nobody, is once again leading the league in three-point shots made this season, and he’s making them at a .415 clip. He’s not just scoring from the outside this season, though. His mid-range game has been a thing of beauty, and he’s entertained the masses with his spectacular creativity near the basket.
The one flaw with Curry is his overwhelming looseness with the ball—3.8 per game is too many turnovers, regardless of what your usage rate is. His 8.6 assists helps alleviate the pain a bit, but the fact remains: Curry must improve in this area.
Still, no star is perfect, and Curry brings as much to the table as any other star in the game. He is the most lethal shooter in the Association and the orchestrator of one of the most dynamic offenses in the league. The road to the finals hinges on Curry’s performance, and based on what he’s done all season, the Warriors have reason to be optimistic.
Few teams have the luxury of a star that can go shot-for-shot with the giants of the game, but Curry is one of those few guys. He is the reason the Warriors will have a shot in any series and why they are the last team anyone wants to meet when the postseason rolls around.