As Warriors CEO Bob Myers recently said, no one plays their best ” With the exception of Stephen Currywith the current champions from the start of the season.
After 11 games in the 2022/23 fiscal year, the point guard is even coming off the best season of his career, at least offensively. With 32.6 points (51.2% shooting, 43.1% from behind the arc) and 6.9 assists per game, “Chef Curry” is currently tied for a career best in the first category and a career best in the second category. second (8.5 assists in 2013/14 season).
But above all, he single-handedly, or almost, keeps the Warriors from completely sinking in this eventful start to the season (4-7). In the picture, especially the XXL performance against the Kings earlier in the week, a match in which he flew on the “money time” to avoid a 6th consecutive defeat for his team …
In short, Stephen Curry is developing at an MVP level in this young 2022/23 season, even if he is ultimately a bit alone in the world, waiting for most of his teammates to wake up.
” wide, [mon niveau de jeu actuel] It’s about the confidence gained after last season and the title. Then I worked hard during the summer, so I came into this new season with a lot of confidence. he admitted after practice Thursday. ” It’s not really a surprise, it’s what I expected. »
But if he explains that he is not surprised by the level of play, the two-time MVP admits that he is still particularly pleased with his efficiency, while at the age of 34 he has exceeded the famous 50/40/90 mark since the beginning of the season. (51.2% in shots, 43.1% in 3-pointers, 90.2% in free throws).
” For players who shoot a lot of shots, we often talk about efficiency, setting standards. And it’s hard to do He adds that he was unanimously elected MVP of this famous “club” he joined at the end of the 2015/16 season. ” But it’s something I strive for because I know it’s required. Especially 50% in shots, because all the attention from the defense. So if I can be efficient and productive while posting those kinds of numbers, that’s still a pretty good sign. »
Offensive, but defense is key
Although the Warriors have won just four games through three weeks, the offense is as good as ever, as the club has the third-best scoring average this season at 117.3 points per game (but the 13th-best mark at 112.2). 100 properties).
Of course, thanks to the great efforts of Stephen Curry in this area.
But the season is still long and the formula cannot be realistic for 82 games. The leader of the Warriors will not be able to do everything forever, and therefore, of course, help in the attack is needed so that the Warriors find the desires of the “pretenders”. And there is a more important project: defense.
” We are not worried about the attack. It’s the other divisions that keep us from becoming the team we want to be. Stephen Curry is moving on, while the Warriors currently have just the 27th-ranked defense in the league (115.8 points per 100 possessions). ” And we’re all in the same boat in that regard. We all have to play with great energy because the difference between a 7-4 record and a 4-7 record is defense. »
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