- May 5, 2006
- AFL Club
- West Coast
Is that Curry or is that Steve Kerr? Steph's off ball movement is fantastic, but it's not like Klay and co just stand around looking at each other. Off ball movement is a team thing, hence Chris Paul got frustrated with James Harden in Houston. Klay is a career 3 of 7 3 point shooter, he has definitely sacrificed his game for the team also. If he put up 10 3s a game like the top guys each year he would still be a 40%+ shooter and would regularly score 30+.That is what makes Curry better than someone like Lillard. Curry puts fear into defences that Lillard doesn’t and his off ball movement creates so many easy looks for others. The efficiency difference is quite big. The Warriors entire offence since 2015 has revolved around Curry and movement. The type of player he is generates so much great offence that the Blazers would have gone to another level offensively with Steph at the helm.
I think you are underestimating how much Dame carries the Blazers' offence and how much attention he attracts. They finished today's game on an 18-2 run and he scored or assisted every point. Last year the Blazers had Dame putting up 30 points and 8 assists and shooting 40% from 3 and they finished at 35-39 and lost 4-1 to the Lakers who swamped Lillard in the playoffs. Curry is the better player, but he's not taking CJ, Melo, Wenyen Gabriel and an unfit Nurkic past LA.
Anyway, happy 58th birthday to GOAT Jordan. Somewhere Skip Bayless is probably arguing that he could still play in the NBA today.