Steph Curry is widely considered one of (if not) the best shooters of all-time, but how far has Curry come from when he first entered the league as the 7th pick in the 20009 draft? Let’s take a look.
The 2009 Draft class had some BIG names at the top. Clippers forward Blake Griffin was the first pick and Rockets guard James Harden was the third before Curry was eventually selected four picks later.
Curry came into the league firing from deep and he hasn’t looked back since. The 6-foot-3 guard averaged a little over four three-point attempts in his first three season with the Warriors. He shot at least 44 percent from deep in each season. But that was only the beginning for the sharpshooter.
His volume started seriously increasing over the next two seasons where he averaged around eight three-pointers per game and consistently scored over 23 points per game for the first time in his career.
But again, that’s only the beginning, especially considering what Curry had coming. Bring on the 2014-2015 season. The Charlotte, NC native set the league on fire with his shooting. He broke his own NBA record with 286 three pointers. A record he would later break in the 2015-2016 season and also surpass in the 2016-2017 season.
His name alone sits atop the record board for most three pointers in a season–he actually takes up the top three spots and it’s hard to believe he won’t add to that legacy in the coming years.
Steph Curry has helped change the game of basketball. He’s inspired basketball players everywhere to pull up for a three pointer on a fast-break (to their coaches dismay). But that’s what happens when you watch Steph Curry play too much. He makes everything look so easy and effortless. It is plain to see, Curry must have been made out of a video game.