Steph Curry’s most improved asset, per Warriors coach Steve Kerr
Not too many will argue against the notion that Stephen Curry is the greatest shooter in the history of the NBA. However, if you ask Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, there is one other particular asset of his superstar point guard that stands out.
According to Kerr, Curry’s vast and continuous improvements in terms of his upper body strength is something that has continued to impress Kerr to this day:
“He really improved his ability to absorb contact my second year here,” via Wes Golberg of the Bay Area News Group. “…Just over the years has built his body up. I think in this past offseason with a long layoff, he added some strength. It was noticeable to us.”
Being one of the deadliest sharpshooters in the game, it’s easy to overlook the Warriors star’s finishing abilities. He is also the owner of some of the sickest handles in the NBA, so more often than not, he leaves defenders hapless. However, in instances wherein the former back-to-back MVP finishes at the rim, you have to say that his ability to absorb contact — and score the basket — is indeed quite impressive.
After all, there is a reason why Steph does the muscle flex every now and again.
The Warriors are in action on Thursday as they take on the New York Knicks at the Chase Center. The Dubs, who had a slow start to their campaign, have recently gained some momentum on their side. Curry and Co. come into Thursday’s matchup against the Knicks with impressive back-to-back wins against the defending champs, the Los Angeles Lakers, and the San Antonio Spurs.