Steph Curry had something of a roller-coaster 2017-18 NBA season. The Golden State Warriors two-time MVP was thoroughly dominant when he was on the floor - on the year, he finished with 26.4 points per game (the second-highest average of his career), on an absurd, career-best 67.5% true-shooting percentage.
But there were downs, in the form of an ankle and knee injury. Curry missed 31 games during the regular season, and the first six games of the playoffs. And while he was brilliant in the postseason, he still showed some of the effects of rushing back from an injury.
Now, after a summer of resting and rejuvenating, Curry is ready to put those injuries behind him. At Monday’s Media Day, the point guard spoke about how helpful his summer was, and how good he feels as he enters his 10th season.
Steph Curry said he did not need any procedures on his knees or ankles this summer. But lots of rest and a new routine pic.twitter.com/b3sXWKaE3K— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) September 24, 2018
“Strength and conditioning work, and all that that I usually do, try and ramp that up a little bit more,” Curry explained. “With a perspective of not burning myself out over the summer, in terms of - I definitely had a knee, had an ankle situation last year that needed time to recover, and I wanted to really try to pace myself over the summer. But this is probably one of the best summers I’ve had, in terms of my prep work going into a year, so I’m excited about what that will mean on the court.”
Curry’s feeling good, and that is a wonderful thing for the Warriors.
Perhaps there’s a third MVP trophy on the horizon . . .