Can Steve Curry move the NBA Finals?

What Warriors fans can expect from Steph in the 2022-23 season originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

Last year, Steve Curry became the leading 3-point shooter in the NBA all-time, along with being named to the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team, winning All-Star Game MVP, Western Conference MVP Finals, Finals MVP and his fourth championship with the Warriors. .

And this was all before an overseas holiday where he hosted the ESPYs, was named the NBA Most Valuable Player at the awards show, and one month later, he earned his Davidson College degree while inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame and retired his number 30 jersey on the same day.

Not bad at all. It won’t be easy on top.

At 34 years old – he will be 35 in mid-March – Curry is entering his 14th season in the NBA. For the umpteenth time, the success of the Warriors will begin and end with Carrie’s health and play. What can they expect from their star and the Golden State Con Center this time around?

With Warriors training camp kicking off September 24, we’ll be looking at each player’s fair expectations for the 2022-23 season. Just like anything else, Carrie takes off.

2022-23 Outlook

The first number to know when looking at Curry’s upcoming season is six. why? Curry missed just six games before hurting his foot against the Boston Celtics on March 16, eliminating him in the final two weeks of the regular season.

Only one of those wasn’t a part of back-to-back.

The 2022-23 season is the first of Curry’s new four-year contract extension worth $215 million. It can also be a start to keep Steve Kerr a lot. This thinking has to start at some point.

Carrie never wants to sit outside games. He may have the best stamina of any athlete in the game, and his drive never stops. Last season, he averaged 34.5 minutes per game in the regular season. It was his most in an entire season since the 2013-2014 campaign, when he was 25 years old. With Jordan Poole emerging and Klay Thompson not having to miss the first 38 games of the season, Curry’s playing time could take a step back, and the number of games he sits on could rise.

Although Curry picked up every award imaginable last year and claimed his eighth All-NBA title, the greatest shooter of all time actually had the worst shooting season of his career. He hit less than 40 percent of a 3-point range for the first time ever, and his 43.7 overall field goal percentage was also the worst of his career. His field goal percentage of 55.4 was the lowest since the 2012-13 season, and his 25.0 points-per-game percentage was the lowest since Kevin Durant’s first season as a Warrior in 2016-17.

After shooting 38 percent of triples in the regular season, Curry shot 39.7 percent from depth in the playoffs, including 43.7 percent in the finals. We expect him to be much closer to the 40 percent threshold in year 14, and don’t bet against him by crossing that number again.

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Although Curry’s record was slightly lower last season, his 6.3 assists per game was his most in an entire season since the season debuted in the Bay Area. There’s good reason to believe he’ll rock the rocks a lot, or even more, next season. Especially early.

After the NBA Championship kicks off, Curry will want to get players like Thompson, Paul, and Andrew Wiggins in rhythm. He’ll know when to feed James Wiseman for his engagement, and he’ll know when it’s time to take charge – as he has done throughout his dominance over the Celtics.

This is just one of Kari’s innate powers.

Expecting Curry to pull off his 82nd Finals Championship seems absurd. At the same time, he shows us how he’s extending his peak and there might be a better regular season – with a sprinkle of conservation – on the horizon.

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