HoopsHype Stephen Curry rumors

March 15, 2014 Updates

“That just needed to be said as we approach this final 15 games with where we are in the playoff race. It was good to kind of get everybody rallied together as we head off to Portland.” So a lot of people talked? “Yeah, a lot of voices,” Curry said. “And you can tell people care. At this point you could kind of think, this is obviously a bad loss but we’re still in decent shape in the race. But we want more, we want to be better. San Jose Mercury-News

March 9, 2014 Updates

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry says he will play limited minutes for the foreseeable future because of a strained right quad. Curry said before the Warriors hosted the Suns on Sunday night that an MRI on his quad revealed the strain. He said he injured his quad during Golden State's win at Boston on Wednesday and began to feel pain again during Friday's victory over Atlanta. ESPN.com

March 4, 2014 Updates

Curry also had the good fortune to join a Warriors team run by Don Nelson, who believed that any open shot was a good one and that defense was something played only if you had no other way to contribute. The Warriors were first in pace, which meant plenty of shots to go around, second in scoring and dead last in points allowed. Curry launched 1,143 attempts as a rookie, which is more than Fredette squeezed off in his 2.75 seasons in Sacramento. "The system," said one assistant GM of Curry and the Warriors, "fit him." Bleacher Report

March 2, 2014 Updates
February 20, 2014 Updates

Stephen Curry: No doubt a Tough day seeing @Kent Bazemore go. Gave everything 2 this team and true Warrior. I'm his Biggest fan! Big things ahead. #IWILL Twitter @StephenCurry30

February 18, 2014 Updates

But star guard Stephen Curry told Sporting News this weekend that he does not believe the Warriors need to make further additions. Golden State has made one trade already this year, acquiring guard Jordan Crawford from the Celtics. “We already made moves and tried to boost our bench,” Curry said. “It’s just about guys getting comfortable with each other. Obviously, we played a lot of games, but as you get to more serious crunch-time situations, we have our go-to play calls and who is going to be on the floor and being able to feed off each other. "We have gone through a tough, tough patch and we have learned a little bit about ourselves, and, hopefully, we will make those adjustments.” Sporting News

February 15, 2014 Updates

Consider that three second-generation players were selected to participate in Sunday night’s All-Star Game here: Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors, Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers. (Bryant, voted in by the fans, will not play because of a knee injury.) Even more progeny are on the way. Two of this country’s top college players — Andrew Wiggins, a freshman at Kansas, and Jabari Parker, a freshman at Duke — are sons of former N.B.A. players. Both are expected to be lottery picks whenever they decide to make themselves eligible for the draft. Players and coaches cite several factors in the rise of second-generation players, who tend to benefit from genetics (it helps to be tall) and from early access to top-notch instruction. Steve Kerr, a former guard and front-office executive, likened the setting to being immersed in a “basketball think tank” from childhood. “When you grow up in that world, you’re exposed to the best teaching and the best coaching,” said Kerr, an analyst for Turner Sports. New York Times

Dell Curry, who spent most of his 16-year career with the Charlotte Hornets, said he wanted his sons to discover the game for themselves. Only after they expressed an interest did Curry become actively involved, and even then, he said, he did his best not to be obnoxious about it. “The last thing you want is to go home and hear your kids saying, ‘Oh, here comes Dad again,’ ” Curry said. “As a parent, you can’t push your child to do something that you want more than they do. It’s not going to last.” New York Times

All-Star Stephen Curry has a fan in President Barack Obama, who offered high praise to the Warriors guard for his shooting ability. "I gotta tell you, Curry is the best shooter I have ever seen," Obama told TNT's Charles Barkley in a portion of a taped interview released Friday. "I believe that. "In terms of being able to, you know, off the dribble get his shot off from anywhere that fast, best I've ever seen." Contra Costa Times

February 14, 2014 Updates

Today, Under Armour unveiled what Stephen Curry will be wearing during his first NBA All-Star Game this weekend: a “Purple Voodoo” edition of the Anatomix Spawn. Taking inspiration from New Orleans’ connection to the spiritual world, the upper’s smoky graphic symbolizes the mystery surrounding Voodoo. Also, the colors indigo (sacred color, removing evil) and purple (physical strength, wisdom) both have significant meaning. These are available at UA’s online store now so head on over to scoop up your pair. Dime

February 12, 2014 Updates

As for the possibility of a bigger deal being done before the deadline, rival executives told USA TODAY Sports last week that anyone outside of point guard Stephen Curry and center Andrew Bogut is, to varying degrees, up for discussion. That includes second-year small forward Harrison Barnes, the Warriors reserve who is known to have sparked serious interest from a long list of suitors but who is unlikely to be traded unless it was part of a package for a big-name player. Even with Barnes' struggles (he shot 33.7% from the field in January while averaging 6.9 points per game), he still has no shortage of fans within the organization. USA Today Sports

February 11, 2014 Updates

Q: Did you give the Warriors permission to talk to Amare about a contract extension as a step in a possible trade? Steve Kerr: We never got that far. That would’ve been part of it. He would’ve been a free agent the following summer–obviously teams are reluctant to trade for coming free agents. That would’ve been the next part of the conversation… a physical and an extension and that kind of stuff. San Jose Mercury-News

February 10, 2014 Updates

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry received the NBA’s Kia Community Assist Award for January in recognition of his generosity and ongoing charitable efforts in the San Francisco Bay Area community, it was announced today. The award recognizes an NBA player each month who best reflects the passion the league and its players have for giving back to their communities. Kia Motors and the NBA are honoring Curry for his continued commitment to giving back to those in need in the Bay Area by donating $10,000 on Curry’s behalf to Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area. NBA.com

February 7, 2014 Updates

Considering the heightened expectations this season and the fact that Golden State owner Joe Lacob means it when he says he's trying to build a championship team, it's safe to say the Warriors aren't content with their current standing (sixth in the Western Conference). They have one of the most aggressive front offices in the league, and rival executives are of the belief that anyone not named Stephen Curry or Andrew Bogut is up for discussion. USA Today Sports

February 6, 2014 Updates

NBA All-Stars Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors, Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Joe Johnson of the Brooklyn Nets, Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers and Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves headline the field of participants for the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest (#FootLockerThree) taking place during State Farm® All-Star Saturday Night (#StateFarmSaturday) at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on Saturday, Feb. 15. The Washington Wizards' Bradley Beal, who will also be participating in the BBVA Compass Rising Stars challenge, Marco Belinelli of the San Antonio Spurs and Arron Afflalo of the Orlando Magic complete the field. The NBA's best from behind the arc will take part in the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest, with the eight players competing in a two-round competition. Each player will have one minute to shoot as many balls as he can. The highest scoring East and highest scoring West competitors from the First Round will advance to the Championship Round. Of the two finalists, the one with the lower individual score from the First Round will go first in the Championship Round. The player scoring the most points in the Championship Round will win the 2014 Foot Locker Three-Point Contest for his conference along with $100,000 for their Conference's charities. NBA.com

January 27, 2014 Updates

Bob Myers: And I think specifically to Curry and Bogut, if we were going to bet, we were going to bet on high character people, and we felt like with both there were certainly risks. There were certainly risks with Curry, I think if you look back when that decision was made, 50 percent of people were against it. I’m sure 50 percent of people were against Bogut. But we have to make difficult decisions, everybody in any front office of any professional sports organization has to because you’re dealing in the commodity of human people, so it’s not perfect. It’s not a machine, it’s a person, so you really have to weigh all the elements that go into resigning or extending a player: Who they are, what their talent level is, history of injury, projected potential injury. So it’s difficult, it’s not easy. And sometimes you’re going to get it right, sometimes you’re going to get it wrong. But we felt like with the moves we’ve made, we feel like we’re betting on the right kind of people, and the right kind of talent. Basketball Insiders

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