NBA GMs: Warriors’ Curry is the best point guard in the league
Stephen Curry established himself as the game’s premier offensive force last season, and the rest of the league is taking notice.
The annual NBA.com GM survey was released on Tuesday, and it featured plenty of Curry. The league’s top decision-makers named him the best point guard in the league, the best pure shooter in the game and the player you would want taking a shot with the game on the line.
Here are the results:
Who is the best point guard in the NBA?
1. Stephen Curry, Golden State — 55.2%
2. Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers — 24.1%
3. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City — 17.2%
4. Mike Conley, Memphis — 3.4%
Curry finally surpassed Paul, who was the commanding leader the previous season (71.4 percent). That’s a testament to just how far Curry has come, as Paul has been the game’s best point guard for at least four or five years. This past season, though, Curry clearly took over.
Which player is the best pure shooter?
1. Stephen Curry, Golden State — 79.3%
2. Kyle Korver, Atlanta — 10.3%
3. Klay Thompson, Golden State — 6.9%
4. Anthony Morrow, Oklahoma City — 3.4%
This was surprisingly not close at all, even though Korver and Thompson are certainly near Curry’s level. His off-the-dribble shooting efficiency separates him from basically every shooter in NBA history, though, and that gives him a major edge.
Which player would you want taking a shot with the game on the line?
1. Stephen Curry, Golden State — 51.7%
2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City — 31.0%
3. James Harden, Houston — 10.3%
4. Carmelo Anthony, New York — 6.9%
I mean, who can forget this shot?