Dell Curry told Warriors not to draft Stephen Curry in 2009 NBA Draft
Stephen Curry’s dad, former NBA sharpshooter Dell Curry, told Golden State Warriors head coach Don Nelson not to draft his son in the 2009 NBA Draft.
Dell thought Steph’s game would fit better with another team at the time. The Warriors also didn’t have the best reputation around the league back then. Curry’s mom, Sonya, had no idea where Golden State was and didn’t want her son to be that far away from their Charlotte home.
Fast forward to today, though, and it’s fair to say things have worked out very well for Curry and the Warriors:
"I don't know where Golden State is…" – Sonya Curry
It all worked out in the end. pic.twitter.com/p1EwGb921D
— NBC Sports Northwest (@NBCSNorthwest) May 15, 2019
After dealing with ankle injuries during his first couple of seasons with the Warriors, it’s been smooth sailing for Curry in Golden State. He’s won three titles, two MVPs and established himself as the greatest shooter in NBA history.
Curry signed a supermax contract with the Warriors in the summer of 2017, a deal which will pay him $201.2 million. He has career averages of 23.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 6.6 assists.
The Minnesota Timberwolves will forever regret not drafting Curry with the sixth overall pick in the 2009 Draft. They took Jonny Flynn, who only played in 163 games in the NBA.
The Warriors took Curry with the seventh pick and the rest is history.