6. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
STATS: 28.8 ppg, 5.5 apg, 5.3 rpg, 5.1 threes, 1.3 spg, 49.7 FG%, 47.4 3P%
Curry is this week’s biggest climber, moving from No. 10 on last week’s ranking to No. 6 this week. The only reason Curry wasn’t significantly higher in past lists is because he missed three weeks due to injury.
However, what he’s been doing is super impressive. It doesn’t seem like his ridiculous shooting is a fluke, especially considering we’re talking about the greatest shooter in NBA history. Also, Curry gets points for the Warriors’ recent success since he’s been back in the lineup.
Making over five three-pointers per game and shooting over 47 percent from deep is absurd – even by Curry’s standards. Also, unlike in the past, he’s putting up these numbers while sharing the court with Kevin Durant. This is the closest Curry has looked to his pre-Durant form, which is a terrifying thought for the 29 NBA teams not named the Warriors.
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