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Why Warriors’ Steph Curry ‘unlike anyone on earth’, according to Steve Kerr

Why Warriors’ Steph Curry ‘unlike anyone on earth’, according to Steve Kerr

Why Warriors’ Steph Curry ‘unlike anyone on earth’, according to Steve Kerr

Steph Curry is the greatest shooter of all time, though his greatness goes much further what he can do behind the arc.

His versatility and unique ability to score in different ways has made life hell for defenders as they try — try — to guard him.

But it’s also a challenge for those on his own team to try to keep up with the reigning NBA Finals MVP.

“It’s always a learning experience playing with Steph,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr told reporters afterward Warriors win 124-107 over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday at the Chase Center. “It doesn’t matter who you are. It took even Kevin Durant a couple of months to get a feel for how Steph plays because he’s not like anybody on earth.”

Klay Thompson and Draymond Green can read Curry like a book, and the Big Three’s decade-plus run together in the Bay Area has shown a special, unique chemistry on the court that every professional team craves.

Andre Iguodala and Kevon Looney could even be thrown into that group.

But with some new faces on this year’s team and several more young players in the mix, it looks like Curry’s teammates are finally getting better at reading where to go and getting used to Curry’s style of play.

And in Wednesday’s win, Andrew Wiggins showed just how much damage can be done once you learn and adjust to playing with Curry. Wiggs dropped a season-high and game-high 31 points on 12-of-18 shooting from the field and sank six 3-pointers.

Curry was behind him with 22 points, nine assists and six rebounds.

Kerr noted that Curry’s versatility makes him a unique player.

“He plays the pick-and-roll game like nobody else and then he turns into Reggie Miller as soon as he comes off the ball,” Kerr said. “And the vast majority of dominant players in this league are guys with the ball. And if they’re not, if they’re guys without the ball, they’re not dominant. They’re shooters. So the fact that he does both means you have to be consistently aware of what’s going on. So he gets off the ball and moves it and you’re on the weak side, you better be ready to go put a screen on him and when you do, you’ve got to be ready for the defense to jump and you’ve of doing so.be available for this slip.

“But it usually takes guys a couple of months to figure it out. But once they do, you can take it out. You can play with it and get all kinds of good looks at the basket.”

Wiggins can confirm.

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The Warriors have not had the start to this season as they had hoped. The defending champs are 9-10 on the season and 1-9 on the road.

But Curry’s game hasn’t changed at all.

In fact, the 3-point god is on track to break … his own records this season. Curry is averaging 32.3 points on 52.9 percent shooting from the field and 44.7 percent from deep, along with 7.1 assists and 6.7 rebounds this season.

But the Warriors’ slow start and early struggles are erasing their efforts.

Fortunately for the defending champs, it’s still early in the season and there’s still plenty of basketball to be played and time to really play alongside Curry.

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