Stephen Curry’s ‘kryptonite’ might worry Warriors fans
The Golden State Warriors are on pace to finish the regular season with the best record in the NBA. They have been on a tear despite missing the NBA Playoffs in back-to-back campaigns, with Stephen Curry torching the rest of the league.
Curry, who led the NBA in scoring last season, continues to be the lightning rod for the Warriors and the sweet-sniping yardstick which all other guards and mere mortals are measured.
But despite the two-time MVP’s brilliance, Warriors assistant coach Bruce Fraser recently offered a pragmatic assessment of Curry. Fraser said there’s one thing that could derail their 33-year-old guard (via NBC Sports Bay Area).
“Steph’s kryptonite is a lack of rest.”
The comment is quite interesting, considering Curry is averaging just a little over 34 minutes this season, much lower compared to other NBA superstars. But conversely, perhaps that’s exactly the reason. Curry can’t afford to have heavy minutes as he needs more rest. He and Draymond Green sat out their recent game against the Toronto Raptors.
It’s no secret that Curry isn’t too happy with getting yanked out early during games. But Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he doesn’t want to tire out the three-time champion, citing his mistakes in the past.
But with the Warriors getting hit by COVID-19 protocols, it looks like Curry would have to carry an even heavier load.