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Dell, Sonya Curry reveal reasons for not wanting Warriors to draft Steph

Dell, Sonya Curry reveal reasons for not wanting Warriors to draft Steph

Ten years ago this June, Don Nelson changed the direction of the Warriors'  franchise when he chose to draft Steph Curry with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft. 

Almost a decade later, Curry has ascended to the top of the NBA, leading the Warriors to three NBA titles while becoming the best shooter in NBA history along the way.

And to think, Curry's parents, Dell and Sonya, didn't want the Dubs to draft their son initially.

"We got back to draft day, I remember Don Nelson calling me and saying, 'Hey, what's your feelings toward us drafting your son?'" Dell Curry said in an interview Tuesday. "I said, 'Don't. You ask me the question, I'm going to tell you the truth. Don't.' Conversation went on and he said, 'Well if we get the opportunity we're going to do it.' I said, 'Coach, that's your decision.'"

While it's well known that the Currys didn't want Steph to go to the Warriors, each parent had a different reason.

"We just thought his game fit a better team, a better scenario," Dell Curry said. "The way another team was playing. Up and down, faster and had a better locker room."

While Dell was focused on the on-court fit, Sonya's reason didn't have to do with basketball at all.

"Well, that's the dad answer and the professional athlete answer," Sonya Curry said. "Mine was, 'Golden State was too far away. Where is my baby going? I don't know where Golden State is.'"

Things worked out pretty well for both the Currys and the Warriors.

Dell and Sonya have gotten to watch their son become a two-time NBA MVP and three-time champion during his first 10 years in the league.

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Now, the parents have to watch Steph and his brother, Portland Trail Blazers guard Seth Curry, battle in the Western Conference finals.

Steph and the Warriors drew first blood Tuesday, as Golden State coasted to a 116-94 win over the Blazers that saw Dell and Sonya flip a coin to decide which team to root for.

The NBA playoffs are a family affair for the Currys.

Warriors’ NBA draft lottery picks since 1990, ranked from worst to best

Warriors’ NBA draft lottery picks since 1990, ranked from worst to best

It's been a while since the Warriors had an NBA draft pick in the lottery.

But due to Kevin Durant's departure and injuries to Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, the Warriors own the worst record in the NBA and will have one of the top picks in the 2020 draft.

Before general manager Bob Myers and the Warriors' front office add a top talent to the roster, let's look back at all the lottery picks the franchise has made since 1990.

From Tyrone Hill in 1990 to Harrison Barnes in 2012, here are the Warriors' last 17 lottery picks ranked from worst to best.

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Trae Young says he'll catch Steph Curry as NBA's best shooter in 1 year

Trae Young says he'll catch Steph Curry as NBA's best shooter in 1 year

In light of the coronavirus outbreak putting all American sports on an indefinite pause, hot takes have become the topic du jour for fans relegated to their homes.

While joining “The Big Podcast with Shaq,” Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young was pressed on the many comparisons the young point guard draws to Warriors star Steph Curry.

On the subject of taking over Curry’s title as the NBA’s most feared shooter, Young doesn’t think it will be long before he overtakes Steph.

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It’s hard to take any stock in this statement given how much Shaq pressed the 21-year-old to answer.

But Young’s talent is unmistakable, and there’s a chance we’ll see Young resetting the record books one day the way Curry has throughout his 11 years in the NBA.

A year though? I’d imagine Curry and his teammates would disagree with that timeline.