TaylorTRoom wrote:Triples333 wrote:TaylorTRoom wrote:They are different players.
Curry is the greatest shooter ever. He is also a very able and hard worker off the ball, in constant motion, setting screens and seeking gaps. Because GS has an offense that passes the ball around, his constant motion puts a tension on the defense that creates open shots for teammates. In GS’ offense, he is “Unanimous”. In an offense that doesn’t pass so much, he is Damion Lillard. (Note- Lillard is an all star and future HoFer)Curry is also charismatic and a natural leader.
KD is the game’s best scorer. Only Harden is as efficient as him in the regular season and nobody is as efficient in the playoffs. He provides a guaranteed level of offense- when his shot isn’t falling, he goes to the rim and either scores or gets fouled. As a player, he is a Swiss Army knife in that he can play any position in any lineup, on offense or defense. He is not the leader Curry is, but that also means he can seamlessly fit any locker room.
Curry can have more impact, but you have to construct your offense to match his skills. Durant fits any offense, and turbocharges it.
They are both top 15 all time.
Curry is actually the more efficient scorer in the regular season and the playoffs. Of 20+ ppg scorers he's the most efficient all time in both. Only in playing alongside Curry has KD been slightly more efficient in the post season than Steph (64% to 63% TS), and that falls back off any time Curry is missing the game or subbed. Not so drastic for Curry if KD is out (as we are seeing again now).
Ha-ha! I’d like to see Curry’s efficiency on a team where Russ Westbrook is the pg! I bet you anything his efficiency drops below KD’s in that situation!
Not sure why this is laughable to you? You posted a false comment and I gave you the facts that Curry has been more efficient than everyone during both regular and post season. As for Westbrook, his weaknesses have never been rooted in making his teammates worse. He goes hero mode too often, but he has (especially had) terrific gravity in his own right with how much attention his attacks to the rim can require. He was a very legitimate top 10 player, and that team as a whole throughout KD's prime was fantastic. Don't forget, PG had arguably his best season there this past season in Durant's role. And again, KD's on/off splits without Curry drop him right back down to his standard (still elite) levels. Curry's maintain far better.