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.
#70 — Jeremy Pargo
Games: 3 (T-100th out of 106)
Points per game: 8.3 (33rd out of 106)
Rebounds per game: 1.0 (T-93rd out of 106)
Assists per game: 2.7 (18th out of 106)
Jeremy Pargo is one of the few players who registers on this list despite never actually suiting up for a game that Steph Curry played in. Pargo was signed to a 10-day contract in February of 2020, when the Warriors roster was lacking the minimum number of players — the result of trading away D’Angelo Russell, Willie Cauley-Stein, Alec Burks, Glenn Robinson III, Omari Spellman, and Jacob Evans III at the deadline, while only gaining Andrew Wiggins.
Pargo played three games for the Dubs, just a few weeks before Curry would return to the court after a broken hand had sidelined him for four months. And then his contract expired, and that was that.
His per game stats look pretty nice, which is partially due to his third and final game, when he scored 15 points on shot 3-5 from beyond the arc.
The Warriors represented a return opportunity for Pargo (whose brother, Jannero, also played in the NBA). He debuted during the 2011-12 season, but, prior to his stint with the Warriors, hadn’t played an NBA game since March 29, 2013.
After stints in four different countries and the G League (he played for the Santa Cruz Warriors in 2017-18 and 2019-20), Pargo finally stepped on an NBA court again, 2,507 days later.
That’s a pretty cool story, even if only played in three games with the team.
He then returned to the Israeli Premier League, where he’s won four championships.
What do you think of Jeremy Pargo’s ranking?
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He was better than #70
#70 is about right
He was worse than #70