I know this has been talked about and re-hashed over and over but i just wanted to put my opinion out there. I have watched almost every single Warriors game this season and feel that Curry is just not comfortable on the court with Monta on the court and vise versa.
I think Monta feels he needs the ball because he's the star of the team (because he basically is) and the offense should go through him. Problem is he is better when he is getting his points off the ball, coming off screens and either driving the lane or hitting an open 15-18 ft. jump shot (like he and Baron Davis did in the "WE BELIEVE" days). That is when Monta game is at its best. You can also tell that Monta doesn't respect Curry as the PG of the team and takes the ball up court almost every time they are on the court together and tries to run the offense. If Monta would let Curry play PG and he play SG they could be a good maybe even great tandem. I also feel Monta feels threatened with Curry success and feels it may not be his team if Curry continues to improve (just my opinion).
Curry needs the ball because lets face it he is the best PG we have on the team and is only getting better every game. He has outstanding court vision and seems to always make the right pass to the open man. Problem is when Monta is on the court it seems Curry defers to Monta to much and doesn't assert himself like he does when Monta is not on the court. I think Curry doesn't want to step on Monta's toes because of his veteran status on the team but by doing this and letting Monta play PG and run the offense its actually hurting the team. Curry should run the PG position every minute he is on the floor and decide where the ball goes. I feel this would improve the flow of the offense tremendously and let Monta get back to doing what he does best.
With all that being said I really dont see these two playing together in the future. I dont feel Monta respects Curry as a PG like he did Baron and will never let Curry fully run the team. The only player that was on the team I feel Monta respected was S.Jackson and possibly Maggette but feels it should be his team now and I dont feel he has any interest in turning the main ball handling job over to Curry (even though he should). I also dont feel Curry will ever reach his full potential with him and Monta on the same team. Curry seems like a totally different player when him and Monta are on the court at the same time. Its a shame because they could be one of the best back courts in the league if they would both realize they need each other to do what they do best to succeed.
side note: Shouldnt Don Nelson be telling both of them this?? You can be good apart or great together...With Monta and Curry on the same page plus a solid big man we could have a good team but with the Warriors front office and coach i dont see it happening unfortunately.