The league (Thorpe and the ESPNers searching for an escape from Tiny Ben Gordon) is already blaming Nelson's shitball "system" for Curry's failure to impress. At all. It will only get better, I'm sure. It's OK, they were duped, too. Witness, FreeDarko's Bethlehem Shoals with the shot across the bow of hype-dom in the Sporting News:
There was a glut of point guards, many of whom might not really be point guards, and a bizarre fixation on media darling Stephen Curry that most scouts should've been able to see past. The Rubio soap opera was the biggest story going. http://bit.ly/61qqbm
So it's no surprise that, as I dutifully chronicle GQ Stat Brat's shitty and consequence-free debut, the team makes obvious concessions like playing Randolph seriously as the Cartier Martin signing news goes public and telling Curry to get all the assists he can in the first half so he can chuck at will (and turn the ball over) in the second. The Warriors did all this shit with Baron Davis and Stephen Jackson before the All Star game "snub" in 2008. It's meaningless. It's typical Nellie Ball bullshit.
For a clue as to how superficial and internet-reactionary Curry is, and thus how beautifully he fits the Warriors' m.o., recall that after that UGLY loss to Memphis, Curry said "Our stats were good. Their stats were better."
Now, on statistics: Curry is on pace to surpass Mario Chalmers' incredible 240 fouls as a rookie guard last year (current pace: 274). Not sure what the rookie record is but Chalmers got 32 MPG for 82 games. So congratulations, Warriors, you're saying Curry is as valuable to Warriors success as Mario Chalmers is to Pat Riley's tank. Difference: you've got NO PLAY on the HOF free agent class this Summer. Chalmers Update: benched for Carlos Arroyo of late.
Way to go on all that. Hope you're making buckets of cash.
Merry Christmas, you filthy animal(s):
PLAYER - CURRENT - PREV
Maggette - 19.33 - 19.05
Randolph - 17.72 - 17.62
Ellis - 16.95 - 16.68
Watson - 13.70 - 14.47 (Nellie and Rowell screwing him over huge after Smart exposed Curry and so now we'll see Watson's minutes decrease as they try to get Curry's empty Nellie Ball stats above Watson's. Who should be headed to the NBA Finals with Otis Smith and Mickael Pietrus but for the Warriors' vindictive player screw-over impulses. Battle of the shitwings. No, Ellis is not a shitwing. You imbeciles.)
Curry - 12.70 - 12.52
Morrow - 12.25 - 12.20 (Curry's free pass is killing Morrow's game after the team pushed its summer ticket sales with Morrow and Randolph)
Hunter - 10.62 (Uh, Mark Grabow? 22 years on the team payroll says you're part of the problem)
Radmanovich - 7.60 - 7.80 (If you pimped him, you're an idiot.)