Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry has become the face of a franchise that looks poised to enter the discussion of greatest all-time teams in the NBA. Curry himself is garnering acclaim as one of the best players in the league, but Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg is taking his praise of Curry even further.
On Friday, the Bulls first-year head coach told ESPN Chicago's Nick Friedell that Curry could be "the best shooter of all time."
While folks around the league will make cases for others, it's hard to argue that Curry is not the hottest shooter on the planet right now. He currently leads the league with 33.3 points per game, including three 40+ point games in his first 10 this season.
He is also averaging 5.2 three-point field goals per game. The most Reggie Miller, one of the best three-point shooters of all time, averaged per game was 2.8. Granted, we're only 10 games into this season and it would be incredibly difficult to keep that three-point shooting pace up.
It helps when you're making shots like these, as SI NBA shows:
To say things are going well for Curry to start the 2015-16 season might be an understatement as the NBA on ESPN points out:
Unfortunately for Hoiberg, his Bulls have to travel to Oakland to meet the Warriors on Nov. 20. Hopefully for him, Curry can cool off just a bit before he meets the Bulls. But at this rate, Chicago could be facing a 13-0 Golden State team led by one of the best shooters the game has seen in quite some time.
Stats courtesy of Basketball-Reference.com