Stephen Curry was finally healthy once more, and as a result, he’s the Warrior Wonder of the Month for January. The Chef was cooking again, and started the new year with a bang.
Of the Warriors’ 14 games in January, the Golden State of Mind community elected Curry with the prestigious honor six times. This is doubly impressive when you consider that he only played in 12 of those games.
For the month, Curry splashed in 29.5 points per game, and added 6.7 assists and 5.1 rebounds. He shot 46.3% from deep, and his true-shooting percentage was a blistering 71.0%. Minus the fiasco against the Utah Jazz, Curry also played some quality defense.
Thanks to his ultra hot January, Curry is now shooting with greater efficiency than in his historic 2015-16 season. And as a result, he’s firmly in the MVP race, despite missing 15 games on the year.
What a season. What a player.
Curry’s six Warrior Wonders narrowly eclipsed the four earned by Kevin Durant, and gave Curry the monthly honor for the third time this season (Durant was the other winner).
With January’s votes tallied, here’s how the Warrior Wonder standing look through 51 games. It’s worth noting that Curry has 20 wins already, despite playing just 36 games. This community sure loves them some Curry . . . and he sure is good.
Stephen Curry: 20
Kevin Durant: 10
Klay Thompson: 6
Draymond Green: 4
Jordan Bell: 2
Patrick McCaw: 2
Nick Young: 2
Omri Casspi: 1
Kevon Looney: 1
Shaun Livingston: 1
Patrick McCaw: 1
Third quarters: 1
Live ball turnovers (tank commander): 1
Now, we’ll just leave you with this: