Warriors guard Stephen Curry entered the season with few thinking he would be able to keep up his 2014-15 MVP-worthy performance. In the NBA.com general managers poll, for example, he was just No. 5 in the list of favorites for the Maurice Podoloff trophy behind LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant and James Harden.
Well, not only is Curry keeping it up, he’s taking it to another level. While still very early in the season, Curry is now the runaway favorite for the award and you could even make an argument that his name should be in the mix for Most Improved Player, which is really mind-boggling considering he comes off an MVP year.
Fifteen games into the season, Curry has increased his scoring average by 8.9 ppg and is also having career highs in rebounds, steals and field goal shooting percentage.
His PER of 33.5, up from 28.0 last season, would also be a career high. The best part? That 5.5 improvement is so far the biggest among the 28 players selected to the 2015 NBA All-Star Game.
If your mind was blown, that’s totally understandable.