Where Stephen Curry, Monta Ellis Rank Among NBA’s Top Backcourts

August 17th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
The acquisition of David Lee should make the Golden State Warriors a much stronger team in the interior, but any hopes of reaching the postseason likely lies in the hands of Warriors' guards Stephen Curry and Monta Ellis.

The negative feelings Ellis had towards sharing a back court with Curry before last season began is a well-documented fact, but so is the production of the two players once they became comfortable in their union.

Curry and Ellis averaged a combined 42 points per game, 8.5 rebounds, and 10 assists, while shooting 45 percent from the field.

Those numbers would place the duo among the NBA's elite in the back court, and in some cases they would even surpass some more highly regarded tandems.

The Boston Celtics' back court of Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen average less points combined, as does the Los Angeles Lakers' duo of Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher, but all of those players ended their seasons in the NBA Finals.

Curry and Ellis can statistically hold their own when compared to any back court in the NBA, but they are not likely to be perceived among the upper-echelon of perimeter tandems unless their play is ref ...

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