Drafting Stephen Curry
The Warriors can’t thank David Kahn and the Minnesota Timberwolves enough. Everything really seems to happen for a reason. The Timberwolves had back-to-back picks and used them both on point guards. Neither one was named Stephen Curry. They selected Ricky Rubio and Jonny Flynn with the 5th and 6th picks respectively.
The New York Knicks were anxiously waiting. They had the 8th pick and there were several rumors that they wanted Curry. The feelings were mutual, as Steph’s father, Dell, wanted his son to play for New York.
One of the historic moments of Warriors’ history occurred right before the Knicks could pick. David Stern came up to the podium and announced the Warriors have selected Stephen Curry out of Davidson. The crowd erupted with boos, as they wanted their beloved Knicks to take the Baby-Faced Assassin.
If there was a 2009 NBA redraft, there is no question Curry would go number one with James Harden and Blake Griffin behind him.
The front office was high on Curry and with him being on the national radar, Warrior fans were excited to see him represent their team. There were question marks all over Curry’s skillset, size, and whether or not he will actually make it in the league.
It’s pretty safe to say that the critics have now been silenced and like many of us, they are enjoying the ride.
Curry was voted to his first All-Star game with high regards. He was the leading vote getter, surpassing LeBron James. He also won the league’s MVP award and was on the All NBA First Team. He has played a major role in the NBA Finals and although he didn’t win Finals MVP, his game was on-par per usual.
He has a certain confidence and swagger on the court that is rarely matched by his competition and is extremely humble off the court. He has every characteristic you want your franchise player to have. At the 7th pick, Curry was easily the steal in the draft that Warrior fans will never forget.