The first month of the season is in the books. Sure, it was an abbreviated month, but it was exciting nonetheless.
The Golden State Warriors got off to a sluggish start by their standards, winning just five of their eight games in October. However, they ended it on a high note, with a beatdown of their little brothers, the Los Angeles Clippers.
After every game - win or loss - Golden State of Mind anoints a Warrior Wonder. Sometimes it’s the player with the gaudiest stats, while other times it’s someone who exceeded expectations, or made a critical contribution.
We always pick a player to highlight and write about (last night it was Draymond Green), but what we really care about is how you feel. And so, each month, we’ll tally the results from the Warrior Wonder polls that you vote on, and see who earned the most awards.
For October, the answer was clear: Stephen Curry. Curry was voted Warrior Wonder in half of the Dubs’ eight games, and deservedly so. He’s had an absolutely phenomenal start to the year, and is at or near the top of every early season MVP list.
In addition to looking stronger and more athletic, Curry’s numbers are terrific: 28.0 points, 6.3 assists, 4.5 rebounds, and 1.6 steals per game. His three-point shot has been a little slow to come around, but he’s still making triples at a 38.6% rate, and his true-shooting percentage of 68.8% is the highest of his career.
He’s turning the ball over less, getting to the foul line more, and playing the best defense of his career. In other words: this honor is well deserved.
In case you were curious, here’s the breakdown of votes for October:
Steph Curry: 4
Kevin Durant: 1
Klay Thompson: 1
Nick Young: 1
Kevon Looney: 1
There are a lot more games in November than there were in October, so it will be a lot of fun to revisit this list in a month.