The Numbers Game: Stephen Curry Is so Much More Than the NBA’s Best Shooter

November 16th, 2015 by Adam Fromal Leave a reply »

It's easy to focus on Stephen Curry's prolific shooting.

Every time he takes to the court, he splashes at least a couple three-point attempts through the net. And somehow, he's able to maintain ridiculous levels of accuracy while working off the bounce, leading to hordes of highlights and numerous big shots capable of swinging the momentum meter in any given contest. At this point, it's not even remotely surprising he's on pace to break what seems like every three-point record in existence. 

Hard as it may be to do, let's pretend Curry forgot how to shoot. Maybe the Monstars stole his talent in a Space Jam sequel, leaving him looking like Rajon Rondo whenever he crosses someone up and lets an attempt fly from another zip code. 

Even then, he'd still be remarkably effective. Mind-numbing as his shooting exploits may be, there's so much more to the game of the early 2015-16 MVP front-runner.



As a distributor, Curry isn't confined to flashy plays. Sure, he can put together glamorous sequences (see above), but he's also a fundamentally sound pa ...

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