The talented point guard comes to Houston leaving a tumultuous situation in Denver and is trying to leave his personal issues behind him as well. In an interview with Business Insider while promoting private coaching platform CoachUp, Curry admitted defense wasn’t always his best skill.
Four quarters of trying to keep Lawson’s determined drives out of the paint is certain to make those jump shot legs just a bit weaker than standing around the three-point line next to Terry or Prigioni, and the ability of the Rockets to counter with Patrick Beverley to make guys also work at the other end ensures no easy night’s at either side for anyone this season.
Despite the improvement, Rockets point guard Ty Lawson recently called Curry out.
In 2013-14, Curry checked in at 23rd at -0.38.
Before Ty Lawson texted James Harden with a plea – “Man, get me over there” – he had studied the NBA’s Most Valuable Player within the Western Conference Finals and are available to a conclusion: Half the time, Steph Curry was coasting.
Lawson averaged 15.2 points to go with 9.6 assists per game previous year, so he has the stats to back up his claim.
Undoubtedly, Lawson makes the Rockets a better contender.
According to NBA.com/Stats, Curry allowed 40.5% shooting to opponents, fourth best on the Warriors.
Lawson came to Houston in a trade from the Nuggets in July after he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence earlier that month, his second DUI arrest of the year.
The clear implication: If the Rockets had Lawson then, he would’ve forced Curry to work harder on defense – so hard, Curry wouldn’t have scored as efficiently on the other end. I saw that in the Cavs series too. You’ve got to be in the conference finals, the National Basketball Association Finals.
Never really known for his prowess at the defensive end of the court, Curry actually performed at a high clip in this aspect of his game last season.
Why did Curry play so well?