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Ranking all of Steph’s teammates: #23 — Eric Paschall

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Let’s see what he can do in year two.

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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.


#23 — Eric Paschall

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Games: 60 (T-42nd out of 106)
Points per game: 14.0 (11th out of 106)
Rebounds per game: 4.6 (T-21st out of 106)
Assists per game: 2.1 (T-26th out of 106)

If Eric Paschall builds on his strong rookie season, he’s going to rise up this list. Despite being a second-round pick, he ended the truncated 2019-20 season looking like a future franchise cornerstone.

Other players have looked that way and come up short, so don’t start designing his banner just yet.

Paschall was thrown into an impossible situation a year ago, with a horrible team, injured players left and right, and a rotating cast of teammates.

He did as well as anyone expected. No, he did better than anyone expected. There were a lot of areas that need improvement: he was sneakily pretty bad on defense, and his three-point percentage started with the number “two.”

But he was an exceptional isolation scorer, passed very well for his size, and showed positional versatility. If he can continue to learn from Draymond Green and develop defensively, he could be an absolute stud.

For now, he’s just a player who had an awesome rookie season.

With fewer than 30 players left, I’m going to start listing the remaining names in alphabetic order, to help out with determining whether someone is properly ranked. Here they are:

Leandro Barbosa, Harrison Barnes, Andrew Bogut, Willie Cauley-Stein, Marquese Chriss, DeMarcus Cousins, Kevin Durant, Monta Ellis, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala, Damion Lee, David Lee, Shaun Livingston, Kevon Looney, Corey Maggette, JaVale McGee, Zaza Pachulia, D’Angelo Russell, Klay Thompson, David West, Andrew Wiggins, Dorell Wright

Poll

What do you think of Eric Paschall’s ranking?

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  • 33%
    He was better than #23
    (51 votes)
  • 40%
    #23 is about right
    (61 votes)
  • 25%
    He was worse than #23
    (39 votes)
151 votes total Vote Now