When all is said and done, Steph Curry is going to sit at the top of an enormous amount of Golden State Warriors franchise records. And he reached one of them on Monday.
Early in the third quarter of the Warriors game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Curry found a streaking Kelly Oubre Jr. for a layup, giving him a franchise best 4,856 for his career. Let’s just ignore how generous of an assist stat that one was. It happens.
Steph now leads the Warriors franchise in assists— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) March 16, 2021
4,856 assists and counting pic.twitter.com/uqetrcnYVQ
With the assist, Curry moved past Guy Rodgers on the franchise’s list. The top five is rounded out by Tim Hardaway, Rick Barry, and Chris Mullin.
With his second assist of the night, Stephen Curry (4,856 career assists) has passed Guy Rodgers (4,855) as the franchise’s all-time assists leader. pic.twitter.com/c6muPbDLLw— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) March 16, 2021
For all of Curry’s magical shooting and unthinkable scoring prowess, it’s easy to forget just how good of a passer he is. He showed it off earlier in his career, when he was asked to be a more traditional point guard, and topped out at 8.5 assists per game in the 2013-14 season.
The tallies are down now because he spends more time off ball — and shoots more — but the ability is still there, as good as it’s ever been. He’s a magician and a chef, passing or shooting.