It’s been a burning question for portions of the Warriors’ 2021 campaign: how much longer can superstar Stephen Curry maintain his sensational level of play?
Must the Warriors go all-in and acquire another star, such as Wizards guard Bradley Beal, or can Golden State wait for the return of Klay Thompson next season?
With is 33rd birthday on the horizon, all eyes are on Curry. Coach Steve Kerr says his point guard is playing his best ever basketball, and he’s not far off, at the least. I mean, just take a look at these stats from his current incredible run of dominance.
Holy smokes. Those percentages are face-melting.
But imagine if Curry could keep this up for seven more years. Serious face melt if that is even remotely possible. Curry’s physical trainer, Brandon Payne, actually says it is, per a fantastic article by the San Francisco Chronicle’s Connor Letourneau.
“I don’t think that this is a one-, two- or three-year thing. I think you’re talking about five, six or seven years of this type of high-level production.”–Brandon PayneThe San Francisco Chronicle
There’s a ton more insight in Letourneau’s article, and I almost feel bad revealing this tidbit here, it’s so good. But I’ll say that Payne believes Curry is a late bloomer, physically.
So what do you think? Is Payne out of his mind? Or could the NBA get seven more years of prime Curry? If that’s indeed the case, the Warriors can certainly afford to wait for Thompson’s return next season, and another dynasty is a very real possibility.
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