Although Stephen Curry is widely well-known and respected across the basketball community, one could argue that the Warriors star is still underrated and not given enough credit for his abilities and accomplishments on the basketball court, As many fans should be aware, Steph has been the best player on the Warriors to start off the NBA season and was projected to have an MVP caliber season before sustaining a knee injury.
While Curry missed a few games for the Warriors, he recently made his return to the court, albeit in a loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Be that as it may, Steph garnered quite a lot of attention on social media after an interesting statistical list displayed his scoring abilities. That said, let us take a closer look and find out more.
Stephen Curry ranks 5th on most points per shot attempt
The modern NBA is a fast-paced league where jacking up shots in transition has almost become a style of play. As a result, it is quite difficult for the shorter guards to score more points per shot attempt when compared to the larger centers. After all, the probability of missing a three-pointer or a jump shot is certainly higher when compared to a layup or dunk.
Steph on a list with 7 footers lmaooo pic.twitter.com/ZTj4BqZh1j
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In a list of players with the most points for every shot attempt, Steph was the only guard on the list and behind other players such as Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kristaps Porzingis. To think that Curry is as efficient as these inside players must be hard for fans to comprehend. Therefore, we should understand the situation better.
How is Steph Curry as efficient as NBA star centers?
The list certainly seems to indicate that Steph scores almost as much per shot attempt when compared to other NBA star centers. Although this might seem difficult to believe, Curry’s accurate long-distance shooting coupled with his handles and finishing ability cements his place on this list.
Although the jump shot is not as accurate when compared to a layup or dunk, Steph is simply so accurate when it comes to shooting and finishing that he is still able to enter this list with other NBA centers at the 5th position.
We hope that his knee injury will not deter his return to prime form as he hopes to bring the Warriors back into contention in the Western Conference over the next few games.