It's been talked about before. Stephen Curry is one of the best guards in the NBA, but his passing skills have never ceased to amaze. Drafted 7th overall by the Warriors, many criticized Curry for having the body of a point guard, but not the skills.
Curry has silenced all the doubters by proving to everyone that he is one of NBA's finest in the passing category. He may not have averaged insane numbers in the assisting category like Chris Paul or Rajon Rondo, but Curry surely did enough to gain some recognition.
Last season was his breakout year. He broke his record for 3-pointers made in a single season, and dazzled all with his fancy passing and scoring ability. The second half of the season, after the All-Star break, Curry averaged upwards of 24 points per game. Not to mention a couple of games where he scored more than 40 points.
Going into the first round of the playoffs, the Warriors were the underdogs. Every single ESPN analyst predicted the Nuggets to win easily. This was when David Lee was in the lineup. Curry put in so much work that he tookover the game in the 3rd quarter, and never looked back. This is why Andre Iguodala signed with the Dubs.
With that being said, the Warriors have an solid core. Aside from their bench worries, which shouldn't bee too big of a hole, the Warriors are going to make the playoffs, and could even finish third or fourth. The Western Conference is so stacked that the first 6 teams are going to finish within arms-reach of each other.
If the Warriors are able to get a hold on home-court advantage, Curry could have a legitimate shot at the MVP award. It's weird to think of anyone else winning except LeBron James, but Curry is an underdog, and he knows how to play the game. It's only a matter of time before people begin to realize his skill.
Bold prediction, but what are your thoughts?