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Ranking all of Steph’s teammates: #34 — Anthony Morrow

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Talk about a shooter.

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During his time with the Golden State Warriors, Steph Curry has had 106 teammates who have appeared in at least one game. Some played in exactly one game, while others played in hundreds. Some never actually played in a game that Curry was active for, while others formed historically great partnerships with him.

And I’m ranking all 106 of them before a new season starts and he adds to the tally. Better get a move on.

Players are ranked — and stats are shown — based only on their time as Curry’s teammate. How good/bad they were in other organizations doesn’t matter. How good/bad they were on pre-2009-10 Warriors teams doesn’t matter.


#34 — Anthony Morrow

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Games: 69 (38th out of 106)
Points per game: 13.0 (14th out of 106)
Rebounds per game: 3.8 (T-35th out of 106)
Assists per game: 1.5 (T-42nd out of 106)

Before there was Klay Thompson, there was Anthony Morrow, an undrafted sharpshooter who bore a striking physical resemblance to Kel Mitchell.

Or maybe it’s more accurate to say that before there was Steph Curry, there was Anthony Morrow.

Morrow signed with the Warriors for the 2008-09 season, their final one before the Curry era. He had gone undrafted after playing at Georgia Tech, and the Dubs were interested in what someone with such a great jumper could do.

The answer? He led the league in three-point percentage as a rookie, at 46.7%.

But we’re not counting that in our rankings. We’re only counting his second and final season with the Dubs, after a fellow sharpshooter in Curry had shown up. Morrow bumped up his volume, from 2.7 to 4.4 attempts per game, and still made 45.6% of them. He was a deadeye shooter.

Watching him and Curry bomb shot after shot from long distance was an absolute joy in what was a mostly dismal Dubs season. They kept things entertaining with their ability to hit from anywhere on the court.

Morrow was traded for a second-round pick after Curry’s rookie season, which perhaps pointed to the Dubs not being enthused on his low-level defense. He played seven more seasons for six other teams, and while the Warriors eventually found a more suitable shooter in Thompson, I’ve often wondered what thing would have looked like if they kept the original backcourt shooter duo together for a while longer.

Poll

What do you think of Anthony Morrow’s ranking?

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  • 30%
    He was better than #34
    (27 votes)
  • 46%
    #34 is about right
    (42 votes)
  • 23%
    He was worse than #34
    (21 votes)
90 votes total Vote Now