Warriors’ Stephen Curry the hardest cover in NBA, per Nuggets’ Jamal Murray
Denver Nuggets stud Jamal Murray has been in the NBA for four years now, and throughout that time, he’s had the opportunity to play alongside some of the best players this sport has ever seen. If you ask him, however, there’s is no doubt in his mind the Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry is the hardest opponents he’s ever had to guard.
In a recent interview with Ashley Nevel, Murray explained why he believes Curry’s the hardest cover he’s ever had the experience of going against:
“One, because of his shot,” Murray said (h/t Drew Shiller at NBC Sports Bay Area). “But two, because you don’t know what he’s gonna do. You don’t know if he’s just gonna pull it, you don’t know if he’s just gonna end up going by you, (or) if he’s gonna cross you over six times and then shoot and look away.
“You have absolutely no clue what he’s gonna do.”
We see no lies here. We’ve pretty much heard this about Curry in the past, but for it to come from an opponent who’s had more than a few first-hand experiences of trying to defend the former back-to-back MVP means a whole lot more.
For his part, Murray himself has proven to be quite a difficult cover. He emerged as one of the best players in the Disney World bubble, as he helped his team to their first appearance in the Western Conference Finals in over a decade. For what it’s worth, the Nuggets faced off against the Los Angeles Lakers in the West Finals, and Murray was matched up against LeBron James on multiple occasions. We’ll just leave that there.
With Curry returning to full health for the new season, Murray will have many more opportunities to try and defend the Dubs talisman. Murray seems to have figured a few things out about Curry, but whether or not this is going to help him in his attempt to prevent an offensive explosion from the Warriors superstar is an altogether different matter.