In the 2012-2013 season when the Warriors made their huge playoff run, Stephen Curry was on the MVP Ladder for most of the season. How he was left out of the All-Star game is beyond me. No matter, he proved that he was an All-Star when he lead the Warriors to a great record as well as three games where he scored over 40 points. One of those games was against the New York Knicks where he dropped a season high in the NBA, 54 points.
What comes into question, however, is whether Curry can actually be an MVP candidate or no. He has the skill, but is he talented enough? No athletes have really said anything about Curry, but I’m sure that they are tired of watching him swish 3-point shot after 3-point shot. The Warriors may not have been the best team around last year, but they finished sixth, upset the third seed, and were one of two teams to beat the San Antonio Spurs in the playoffs.
A great deal of the Warriors’ success is attributed to Curry. He has a full-proof roster, but is his individual skill good enough? When someone thinks MVP, they automatically go to best scorer. Lately, however, point guards like Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul who can pass the ball, defend, both score (at times for Rondo), have been in the talks for MVP.
Curry is reportedly working on his defense. That means that he wants to be an MVP candidate. He’s got the flashy offensive game, and he’s got the no-look pass down. What he needs to get down now, however, is the ability to move his feet. The injury bug never goes away, but Curry can whip his ankles into shape. Apparently, he’s been dunking the basketball.
Enough of what I think. Can Curry be an MVP Candidate?