Tierney: Steph Curry Has Chance To Silence Critics

Can Curry single-handedly keep the Warriors afloat this season?

Tiki and Tierney
October 23, 2019 - 3:32 pm

The Golden State Warriors host the Los Angeles Clippers in their season-opener Thursday, and they will look almost nothing like the team that advanced to five consecutive NBA Finals.

That’s not a dig at Golden State; that’s just reality.

Indeed, the Warriors will be without several prominent players from their dynastic run, including Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, and Shaun Livingston.

At this point, the goal isn’t to reach, much less win, the NBA Finals. It’s simply to make the playoffs – or, best-case scenario, secure home-court advantage in the first round.

Still, while the Warriors likely won’t win an NBA title this year, there is still much to gain for two-time MVP and three-time NBA champion Steph Curry.

“I want to see Steph Curry try to keep the Warriors afloat,” Brandon Tierney said on Tiki & Tierney. “You’ve always had the shooters and other guys to help you out, and there’s no Klay and there’s no Kevin Durant. Obviously Draymond is the heartbeat of that team, but in terms of just sheer skill – night-to-night proficiency – he’s not really that guy. He’s a dog, but he’s not an incredibly great player.”

That means the Warriors will lean heavily on Curry, who has shot 43.6 percent from three and averaged 23.5 points per game in his 10-year career.”

“I think the stage for Steph Curry to really silence detractors – and there are some, wondering how great he is by himself – I think that’s so fascinating,” Tierney said.