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About a month ago, Steve Nash said that Steph Curry is "maybe as skilled a player as we’ve ever had in this game."
On Tuesday, it was Steve Kerr's turn to heap praise on his point guard.
“He’s doing things that nobody in the history of the game has ever done,” Kerr told Tim Kawakami of the Bay Area News Group. “I told Steve Nash a few weeks ago, he’s like Nash on steroids."
In the 2004-05 season, Nash averaged 15.5 points and 11.5 assists per game, while shooting 50.2 percent from the field and 43.1 percent from deep. He averaged 2.9 3-point attempts per contest. Nash won the MVP.
In the 2005-06 season, Nash averaged 18.8 points and 10.5 assists per game, while shooting 51.2 percent from the field and 43.9 percent from deep. He averaged 4.3 3-point attempts per contest. Nash won the MVP.
Last year, Curry averaged 23.8 points and 7.7 assists per game, while shooting 48.7 percent from the field and 44.3 percent from deep. He averaged 8.1 3-point attempts per contest. Curry won the MVP.
This year, Curry is averaging a league-best 32.3 points per game, while shooting 51.7 percent from the field and 45.8 percent from deep. He is attempting 11.1 3-pointers per contest. Curry is the front-runner for MVP.
“It’s like he’s taken all the stuff that Nash did, the ball-handling and the shooting, but he’s extended the shooting range by 10 feet and he’s sped up the ball-handling compared to what Nash did."
With Curry on the floor, the Warriors average 116.8 points per 100 possessions.
With Curry on the bench, the Warriors average 102.0 points per 100 possessions.
“There’s an energy and a pop to Steph’s game that wasn’t there even a couple years ago," Kerr added.