HoopsHype Stephen Curry rumors


May 16, 2015 Updates

Stephen Curry says he takes no satisfaction in closing out a Grizzlies team that declined to draft him, saying that he never thinks about it. The Grizzlies had the second pick in the 2009 draft and selected center Hasheem Thabeet. After spending time with six teams, Thabeet now plays in the D-league with little hope of returning to the NBA. Asked how the draft would turn out if it were to be redone today, Curry took a long pause and quipped, "They might still think I'm too small." San Jose Mercury-News

Lee didn’t play a single minute in the Warriors’ first-round sweep of the New Orleans Pelicans; he played only nine total minutes through the first three games of this second-round series against the Memphis Grizzlies. So when Curry told Lee during the first round that the power forward’s time would come, the 32-year-old wasn’t buying it. “There were a couple times I yelled back at him,” Lee said. “Even in the New Orleans series I was like, ‘Man, you’re playing great’ or ‘Great job.’ And he’s like, ‘Look man, you’re not out of this thing, we’re going to really need you.’ “I’m just like, ‘All right, all right, I appreciate it — politician Steph.” Sportal

May 15, 2015 Updates
May 12, 2015 Updates

Resist trying to do it yourself, Steph. Give the ball up, get it back and watch how the rhythm of it all transforms those misses into makes again. "I never worry about his confidence," Kerr told Yahoo Sports late Monday. "I don't worry about anything with him. I just feel like there are times that he wants so badly to win, he tries to do too much. "He's still learning. That sounds crazy, because he's the MVP of the league. But he's still learning how to develop that rhythm, how to be patient and just move the ball, makes the easy pass – instead of trying to do it himself. That way, he's much more likely to get hot in the game." Yahoo! Sports

As always, it started with Stephen Curry, the NBA's Most Valuable Player. Curry is the biggest bargain in the NBA, making $10.6 million this season. His Under Armour deal is far lower, but it's possible that could be torn up and renegotiated at a market level this year, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Yahoo! Sports

May 11, 2015 Updates

Curry’s carefree confidence stands out among this group of ultra-assured elite athletes. It’s a linchpin of a game that’s casually daring. It may partly be due to his NBA upbringing, but he’s famously at ease on the big stage. “I don’t think this is a confidence issue at all,” Steve Kerr said of Curry, after a Sunday film session. “I think it’s more, 'Let’s figure this out; let’s get better shots, let’s be more patient, let’s use our fundamentals.' That’s the part that he has to sort through. But it’s never a confidence issue for him.” ESPN.com

May 10, 2015 Updates

Warriors forward Draymond Green committed a lane violation with the Warriors trailing by six points as they tried to mount a fourth-quarter comeback in the 99-89 loss in Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals Saturday. It was Stephen Curry who was on the free-throw line, where he shoots 90 percent. "It was just a stupid play that you can't make in a game of this magnitude, and I take full credit for that because it didn't make any sense at all," Green said. "You're talking about a guy who's supposed to have this high basketball IQ." San Jose Mercury-News

May 8, 2015 Updates

Asked if he had the opportunity to explain to Stephen Curry his pick of James Harden as the MVP, former Warriors coach Mark Jackson said Thursday he wasn’t going there. “What I will say is there are people that will attempt to create nonsense and create friction,” Jackson told the Dan LeBatard Show. “From my end, that’ll never take place. I’m forever grateful for how he conducted himself as a player of mine. I’m forever grateful for who he is as an individual and the accomplishments that he’s had. And there will never be no issues between him and I as far as I’m concerned. I wish him nothing but the very best, and I’m going to love him.” Contra Costa Times

May 6, 2015 Updates

Thompson embodied the Warriors offense, which looked very much like the old Warriors The home team managed just 90 points in its first loss at Oracle since January. They shot 41.9 percent -- something they'd only done five times during the regular season -- and missed 20 of 26 3-pointers. MVP Stephen Curry was 2 of 11 from 3. "It's been a dream season," Steve Kerr said. "It's the playoffs. This is kind of how it works. I thought we lost our poise tonight. We were in the middle of the second quarter and it felt like we were in desperation mode." San Jose Mercury-News

May 5, 2015 Updates

"I don't get a vote, but I acknowledge his MVP status," Tony Allen said after practice on Monday. "It's well deserved, I wasn't surprised. He can shoot the ball pretty good and he got a nice handle. But it ain't nothing I ain't never seen before." CSNBayArea.com

He choked up when he discussed that path, saying to his father, Dell: "Pop, you were the example of what a true professional is on and off the court. I remember a lot of your career, and to be able to follow in your footsteps ..." Curry took a break to compose himself. "... it means a lot to me, and this is special." He credited his faith and his family, from his wife Ayesha to his daughter Riley, mother Sonya and siblings Seth and Sydel and grandparents too. But the up-and-down way in which he got here, this path that could have changed so drastically had things taken a different turn, is the part of Curry's story that is often overlooked. USA Today Sports

Once Ferkel informed them that the reconstruction of Curry's ankle wasn't necessary, the future was suddenly bright again. "Once Dr. Ferkel came out and said, 'He should be just fine,' then you cross your fingers and say, 'Ferkel is a good doctor, so let's hope he's right,' " Riley said. "As I recall, it was time to get a sandwich and relax and feel a lot better." Curry, who was more relieved than anyone, could finally get back to playing. USA Today Sports

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