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Ranking all of Steph’s teammates: #42 — Devean George

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A veteran who briefly donned a Dubs jersey.

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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.


#42 — Devean George

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Games: 45 (T-55th out of 106)
Points per game: 5.4 (T-55th out of 106)
Rebounds per game: 2.5 (T-62nd out of 106)
Assists per game: 0.7 (T-71st out of 106)

Steph Curry and Devean George only briefly crossed paths, and at very different parts of their respective careers. They shared the court in 2009-10, which happened to be Curry’s first year in the league, and George’s last.

George’s career was winding down but the Warriors, desperate for some veteran consistency, traded Marco Belinelli for him. And the three-time champion got to have a mini career resurgence before calling it a career.

Had George played like the 2007-08 or 2008-09 versions of himself while with the Dubs, he would be much, much lower on this list. But he didn’t.

The year before joining the Warriors, George shot 48.5% on twos and 28.9% on threes. The year before that, he had shot just 37.4% on twos and 32.4% on threes.

But with the Warriors George found efficiency, as he hit on career bests both inside the arc (49.4%) and outside it (39.0%). That led to a true-shooting percentage (56.0%) that was miles above any other season of his career, even when he was collecting rings as a vital role player on the Los Angeles Lakers. As such, he had a lot of offensive value with the Warriors, even if it never felt particularly sustainable. The Steph Curry effect, folks.

He was solid defensively, wholly devoid of highlight plays, and a quality contributor on a pretty bad Warriors team. There are certainly worse things to be.

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What do you think of Devean George’s ranking?

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  • 9%
    He was better than #42
    (5 votes)
  • 33%
    #42 is about right
    (18 votes)
  • 57%
    He was worse than #42
    (31 votes)
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