Warriors coach Steve Kerr thinks Stephen Curry is ‘at his peak’
The Golden State Warriors have experienced something different during this past NBA offseason.
In the past few years, the Dubs were regarded as the perennial favorites to win the NBA title. However, the Warriors lost Klay Thompson to an ACL injury during the NBA Finals and watched Kevin Durant sign with the Brooklyn Nets in free agency. To make matters worse, the rest of the Western Conference has reloaded in search of a championship.
With the Warriors suddenly looking vulnerable and Thompson likely out until February, executives and coaches alike believe that the onus will once again be on Stephen Curry to carry the franchise. Fortunately for Golden State, Curry is up to the task.
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr told Wes Goldberg of The Mercury News that he thinks Curry is primed to have his best season yet:
“He’s had an incredible camp,” Kerr said. “To me, he’s at his peak.”
“Teams have played him every possible way you can think of and he’s had years now where he can work on counters. So he’s in his sweet spot.”
In spite of Golden State’s loaded roster, Curry has still been one of the best players in the league over the course of the past few years. He averaged 27.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.2 assists last season while shooting just under 44 percent from beyond the arc.
The last time Curry was the undisputed focal point of the offense — in 2016 — he put up one of the most memorable MVP seasons in NBA history.
If you ask Kerr, though, Curry has even more in store for this year.