Stephen Curry averages 6.1 assists per game, but his biggest assist Wednesday didn't even show up on the scoresheet.
That's because the Warriors guard missed his seventh straight game in Wednesday's loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Yet, he still dished the rock ... albeit to a pair of fans.
Guy and his daughter just won basketball signed by Kevin Durant. As the losing father and daughter walked off the court Steph Curry grabbed their ball and signed it— Michael Wagaman (@MWagaman) November 22, 2018
And to think, he didn't need to ink anyone to give these fans something to be thankful for on Thanksgiving. The Warriors, meanwhile, would be thankful to get him back in the lineup sooner rather than later.
They missed Curry's unselfishness on Wednesday, and the six games prior.
In their first 12 games of the season, the Warriors averaged 29.7 assists per 100 possessions, the NBA's best mark. In the last seven games, the Warriors assisted on 24.1 baskets every 100 possessions. That was still the ninth-best rate from Nov. 10 through Wednesday, but worse than when Curry was in the lineup.
Curry still has a ways to go before he can return from a groin injury, but each passing game shows how much the Warriors miss his skillset. His unselfishness is just one part of why.