On June 25, 2009, the Golden State Warriors drafted Steph Curry. Ten years and 16 days later, the Oklahoma City Thunder traded Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets. With that move, Curry moved to second in the NBA for longest tenure with his current team. The only player he sits behind is Udonis Haslem, though that feels like a technicality. At this point, Haslem is essentially an assistant coach for the Miami Heat, having appeared in just 43 games and played fewer than 300 minutes over the last four seasons combined.
During his time in the Bay Area, 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, one a day, over the course of three months.
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.
To see all of the rankings thus far, you can click on the “Ranking Steph’s teammates” tag at the top of the article.
#83 — Toney Douglas
Games: 24 (T-74th out of 106)
Points per game: 3.7 (T-79th out of 106)
Rebounds per game: 1.1 (92nd out of 106)
Assists per game: 0.8 (T-66th out of 106)
Toney Douglas is the epitome of an NBA journeyman. He spent eight years in the league, playing for seven times. The Warriors were one of five teams that he spent fewer than 50 games on. His longest stint was 175 games with the New York Knicks — he didn’t play more than a full season’s worth of games with any other team.
His stint with the Warriors came during the 2013-14 season — Mark Jackson’s final year as Warriors coach, and right in the middle of Douglas’ NBA career.
He didn’t do anything particularly well. He made just 32.2% of his threes, finishing with a true-shooting percentage of 49.2% — not good. He fouled more often than he grabbed rebounds, and had 16 turnovers to his 19 assists — bad news for a guard.
Nothing he did on offense with the Warriors was good, though he was fine on defense, so at least there’s that.
And he did have this one spectacular play on Christmas day:
That — plus being Curry’s 83rd-best Warriors teammate — is worth remembering.