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Ranking all of Steph’s teammates: #77 — Lou Amundson

It’s okay if you forgot he played for the Warriors.

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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 over the course of a few 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.

#77 — Lou Amundson

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Games: 46 (54th out of 106)
Points per game: 4.3 (T-70th out of 106)
Rebounds per game: 4.0 (T-29th out of 106)
Assists per game: 0.4 (T-84th out of 106)

Look, I’ll be completely transparent with you. I have a strong memory of Lou Amundson’s NBA career. And I have virtually no memory of Lou Amundson’s Warriors career. It’s like I got that part of his career zapped out of my brain by the Men in Black zappy thingy.

I vividly remember his time with the Phoenix Suns, from 2008-10. And I very well remember his time with the Indiana Pacers in 2011-12.

That one year in between, in 2010-11? Completely lost on me.

But he spent it with the Warriors, appearing in a whopping 46 games, and even getting seven starts. Those 46 games were more than he played in for six other NBA teams, which is a testament to how much Amundson bounced around — he donned ten different jerseys in his ten-year career.

Was he good with the Warriors? Not particularly. He didn’t develop much chemistry with Steph Curry and Monta Ellis, and shot 45.4% from the floor — which he paired with an Andris Biedrins-like 39.1% clip from the free throw line. He didn’t do much on offense, if we’re being frank, and he fouled like a madman on the other end of the court, where he wasn’t quick enough or athletic enough to be a defensive stalwart.

But he was there. Even if I don’t really remember him being there.


What do you think of Lou Amundson’s ranking?

This poll is closed

  • 12%
    He was better than #77
    (6 votes)
  • 40%
    #77 is just right
    (19 votes)
  • 46%
    He was worse than #77
    (22 votes)
47 votes total Vote Now

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