Raptors’ Fred VanVleet is the best Stephen Curry defender this season
VanVleet has matched up against Curry a total of 74 times this season.
Top 5 Stephen Curry Defenders This Season
Curry Points Per 100 By Defender
1. Fred VanVleet ………. 10.8
2. Eric Bledsoe ………… 16.7
3. Chris Paul ……………. 17.2
4. Mike Conley ………… 18.0
5. K. Caldwell-Pope …. 18.5
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— Kirk Goldsberry (@kirkgoldsberry) June 1, 2019
VanVleet, an undrafted prospect, has certainly worked his way into the NBA. In the postseason, he’s had his fair share of struggles early on — particularly on the offensive end. He got off the hump and has brought his newly-found confidence into the NBA Finals. Apart from his defense, the Raptors rely on him for his outside shooting.
The statistic not only proves that the 25-year-old belongs in the NBA, but it also shows that he has all the potential to be one of the top defenders in the league soon. After all, it’s Curry we’re talking about here — a player who’s regarded as the best shooter in league history.