Numbers don’t lie.
Warriors star Steph Curry joined the NBC Sports Bay Area broadcast of Saturday night’s game, and his presence on air seemed to spark something in his teammates.
Curry got started at the beginning of the third quarter, and the Warriors immediately went on a scoring tear to start the second half. The run was punctuated by an alley-oop finish from Willie Cauley-Stein off the pass from D’Angelo Russell, pushing the Warriors' lead out to eight.
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That’s a heck of a start for Curry in his debut as an “Overpaid Sideline Reporter,” as the team so affectionately listed him at his desk.
Curry stayed on for the first segment of the fourth quarter and departed at the first timeout with a final Plus-Minus of +6.
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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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.