December 1, 2021

Steve Kerr can’t imagine Curry being left out of NBA MVP discussion

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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry displays probably his most impressive season to date, and is quite underrated being in the MVP discussion among the best NBA players today, as mentioned by Warriors coach Steve Kerr.


Curry had only played five games without his splash brother Klay Thompson last season before suffering his season-ending hand injury, so we didn’t get to see how good he could be last year.


After 25 games into the 2020-21 campaign, it’s clear that Curry is doing just fine. Warriors’ fans obviously think he deserves having another NBA MVP award after watching his game so far this season, but does Steve spend much time thinking about Curry’s case for the league’s top player?


“Not really,”  told “Damon, Ratto and Kolsky” on 95.7 The Game on Wednesday.


“I don’t think much about all that individual stuff. I will eventually, I mean, obviously I want any of our players to be rewarded for their efforts. When I do think about it, I think, ‘How could he not be included in the conversation with the way he’s playing.’ ”


Curry is currently averaging 29.6 points, ranks second in the NBA, while shooting 48.7 percent overall and 42.9 percent from 3-point range with 5.9 assists and 5.4 rebounds per game. His scoring clip has bumped up to 37.4 points per game in February and included some MJ-esque plays.


Kerr also mentioned that Curry has “never played better,” a few days ago, yet there are also plenty of NBA superstars from different teams with better records. As NBC Sports Bay Area’s Drew Shiller noted, Curry finished seventh among MVP candidates in a recent media straw poll by ESPN.


It’s only the second week of February, so there’s plenty of NBA games to be played.


If Curry continues pouring 30 points a night and making seemingly impossible shots every time he takes the floor, the attention of most looking for the most-deserving MVP award would then follow.


Perhaps Curry has been hampered by Golden State’s up-and-down season in which they have hovered around the .500 mark all year. Take Saturday, for example, when Curry dropped 57 points against the Mavericks but the Warriors still lost a heartbreaker.


In the end, this is all fodder for fans and the media, but no one wants to try and guard Curry right now.

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