Curry has launched 630 3-pointers and made 293 of them this season. Both numbers lead the rest of the NBA by a canyon-sized margin (Houston Rockets tentpole James Harden is second in attempts with 485, while Curry’s teammate Klay Thompson is second in 3-point makes with 186).
The fact that nobody has managed to get a fingertip on even one of Curry’s threes is ridiculous. In every single Warriors game, the opposing defense exerts all their energy to stop him. They switch ball screens and throw long-limbed stoppers like Anthony Davis, LaMarcus Aldridge and Kevin Durant in his face. None of it matters.
Curry is shooting 40.6 percent when his closest defender is between two and four feet, per SportVU. How unbelievable is that? As a comparison, Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard — the closest thing to a Curry clone the NBA has — is 10.4 percent behind.
Players know what Curry wants to do, and nobody has even come close to stopping him. And even when they do, technically, come close, it doesn’t matter. Just look at what happens here to poor Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams:
The reigning NBA MVP continues to be an unprecedented glitch that nobody knows how to fix.