Is Stephen Curry Set To Join the Ranks of Elite NBA Point Guards?

August 6th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »

When Team USA basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski was asked what impressed him most about finalist Stephen Curry's game, his response may have come as a surprise.

Coach K said that Curry's on-ball defense was much more advanced than he first thought. Although surprising, this statement is one that fans of the Golden State Warriors are surely happy to hear.

Most people would have thought Coach K's first assessment would at least mention Curry's amazing shooting stroke, and although that is the main reason he is still in contention for a spot on the National team, his defensive improvement is welcome news.

Curry is one of four point guards, along with Rajon Rondo, Derrick Rose, and Russell Westbrook, who still harbor hopes of wearing the National team's colors. But, his shooting ability may give him a slight edge when making final decisions.

Curry and Kevin Durant are probably the most accomplished long distance shooters remaining on the roster, and with the premium placed on outside shooting in International play, it's a good chance that Curry could make the team.

Rondo and Rose are considered to be among the top ...

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