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BeastModeFTW
03-23-2016, 10:07 PM
lmao i was like lmao. rip to that narrative. just embarrassed cp3 out there. chris paul 4/16 for 13 points. Curry is one of the best defensive point guards in the league and should be on the all defensive team.
https://vine.co/v/ipr67gAOYta

stekcor
03-23-2016, 10:08 PM
steven curry doesn't play defense. he fuking sucks. stfu. he's also a piece of chit

BeastModeFTW
03-24-2016, 02:53 PM
steven curry doesn't play defense. he fuking sucks. stfu. he's also a piece of chit

https://streamable.com/7e5h

Saxbro
03-24-2016, 02:59 PM
Cp3 just sucks.

dtbrehm
03-24-2016, 04:09 PM
Nice clips? Harden had eight steals yesterday. If I posted a montage of those, would you think he was a good defender?

CLandry
03-24-2016, 04:16 PM
so you showed a video of him gambling for a steal, he won. This means he's a good defender?

BeastModeFTW
03-24-2016, 04:23 PM
Nice clips? Harden had eight steals yesterday. If I posted a montage of those, would you think he was a good defender?

tell me why you think curry is a poor defensive player besides narrative?
curry is third among point guards in defensive real plus minus (2nd last year) harden for comparison purposes is 44th among shooting guards (25th last year)
players shoot 39.2% when the primary defensive player is steph curry (-4.3% differential compared to their regular fg%)
players shoot 29% from 3 when the primary defensive player is steph curry (-5.1% differential compared to their regular 3%)
steph curry is 3rd in steals per game (was 5th last year) inb4 steals don't matter when the vast majority of players among the league leaders in steals are those considered top tier defensive players such as kyle lowry, chris paul, ricky rubio, trevor ariza, paul george, jae crowder, kawhi leonard, etc)
the warriors defensive rating with steph curry on the court is 100.4 the warriors defensive rating with steph curry off the court is 110.5 (2nd highest differential on the team)
held chris paul to 4/16 shooting, held kyrie irving and tony parker in the same week to 3/11 shooting and 2/6 shooting respectively in January. shutdown westbrook the last time they played.
http://i.imgur.com/xzsMV5d.png
these numbers are somewhat old but they still hold up for the most part give or take a bit.


edit: doc actually had a good quote recently about this narrative that Curry isn't a good defensive player: “Curry, if he’s underrated in one area, it’s defensively,” Rivers said. “I think the old Curry two years ago, when we played them in the playoffs, you felt like in that series they didn’t put him on Chris much. (I found) out from different guys he wanted to be on him. People don’t talk about his defense. He gets his hands on the ball, he pokes the ball loose a lot. He’s a far better defender than (he gets credit for).

“So if you go into a game and that’s your game plan, you’re probably going to lose.”

biggquis
03-24-2016, 07:26 PM
Those numbers don't really mean much IMO. So many factors go into those shooting percentages you can't just look at them and say who is better than who. Having said that, I see Curry's defense and he doesn't stand out as horrible to me. He's good enough to fit his role on the team. CP just had an off shooting night, it had nothing to do with Curry being such a great defender, just like his own struggles the last two games isn't a function of going against great one on one defenders

Dave P
03-24-2016, 07:46 PM
You didn't watch the game then, Curry was all over him

I'm quick to give people the off shooting night excuse, that was not the case last noght, CP3 got shut down other than one open shot he missed.

stekcor
03-24-2016, 08:19 PM
You didn't watch the game then, Curry was all over him

I'm quick to give people the off shooting night excuse, that was not the case last noght, CP3 got shut down other than one open shot he missed.

Steven curry didn't do chit besides be a piece of chit get his dick out your mouth

biggquis
03-24-2016, 08:26 PM
You didn't watch the game then, Curry was all over him

I'm quick to give people the off shooting night excuse, that was not the case last noght, CP3 got shut down other than one open shot he missed.

No i watched the entire game

BerimBROlo
06-26-2016, 10:43 PM
lmao i was like lmao. rip to that narrative. just embarrassed cp3 out there. chris paul 4/16 for 13 points. Curry is one of the best defensive point guards in the league and should be on the all defensive team.
https://vine.co/v/ipr67gAOYta

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