As many anticipated, the Golden State Warriors are a very “hot-and-cold” team this NBA season, but they also changed up their roster a lot. With Klay Thompson out for the year again, Steph Curry has been forced to take on a bigger role, but new players such as Andrew Wiggins, Kelly Oubre Jr, James Wiseman and Kent Bazemore are all still trying to get acclimated to Golden State’s system.
Even though they have struggled at times this year, the Warriors are now 16-13 and very much in the hunt for the playoffs because of Steph Curry. They have won four of their last five games now and Curry has looked like a legit MVP candidate all season long.
One of the main reasons nobody is talking about Steph Curry though is because “we are used to him doing this,” and the Warriors are not the #1 seed in the Western Conference. Personally, that should not matter when it comes down to who the Most VALUABLE Player is, but nonetheless, Curry is still making his case for being the league MVP yet again.
This season, Steph Curry is averaging 30.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.2 steals and is shooting 49.2% from the floor, 42.5% from three-point range. Curry is also shooting 93.5% from the free-throw line this year, giving him the opportunity to join the “50-40-90” club once again, joining Larry Bird and Steve Nash as the only two players in NBA history to record numerous seasons in which they shot at least 50% from the floor, 40% from three-point range and 90% from the free-throw line.
This Warriors team will go as far as Steph Curry is able to take them, but they could look for opportunities to improve their supporting cast, especially on the win and at either forward position. This will be something to monitor in NBA trade rumors. Doug McDermott is a player who has thrived at being a “duel” forward for the Pacers and has always been a very reliable three-point shooter.
Could the Warriors potentially look to trade for Doug McDermott? Let’s take a look at what this trade could possibly look like between the Golden State Warriors and the Indiana Pacers.