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Nuggets' Murray cites two reasons why Steph is hardest cover

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Breaking news: It's not easy to stop Steph Curry from scoring the basketball.

Crazy, right?

Is he the toughest cover for Jamal Murray? The answer is "yes," and the Denver Nuggets star guard recently explained why to Ashley Nevel during a conversation posted to YouTube.

"One, because of his shot," Murray said. "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."

Yeah, being tasked with trying to slow down the only unanimous MVP in NBA history doesn't sound like much fun.

And don't be surprised if the three-time NBA champion takes his game to another level during the 2020-21 season.

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"He's a young 32 (years old). He's still gaining strength, he's still gaining power, he's still getting faster," Curry's personal trainer Brandon Payne said a couple weeks ago. "He's got a lot left ... if you saw him right now physically -- and we don't put a whole lot out there on Instagram, there are reasons we don't -- he's getting even more chiseled than he's been in the past.

 

"He's getting stronger than he's been in the past, and he's moving with fluidity that we haven't seen from him."

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