Golden State Warriors superstar point guard Stephen Curry isn’t going anywhere right now, but he said enough in a recent interview that suggests that might not be his line of thinking forever.
According to Inside Bay Area, the star sharpshooter has thought about leaving Golden State to play for the Charlotte Hornets.
“I’ve always had thoughts about playing at home, what it’d be like,” Curry said in an interview on The Doug Gottlieb Show last week.
Currys’ father, Dell Curry, played in Charlotte for a decade and Curry has fond memories of his family’s time in North Carolina.
But does that mean he’s seriously thinking about bolting from Golden State? If he is, it’s not likely it will happen anytime soon.
Curry acknowledges the Warriors have put together a talented and cohesive team, one that can evolve into a true title contender, if it isn’t in fact already one. The Warriors learned just how tough they were last year in the playoffs, when they took a good Los Angeles Clippers team to a full seven game series.
Curry has even challenged the idea that LeBron James is a superior offensive player than he is, despite finishing behind James in offensive efficiency.
Already proving in the past that he was an elite shooter, Curry elevated his game even more last season, as he averaged a career high 24 points per game, as well as 8.5 assists per game. Curry’s assist numbers put him in the upper level of NBA point guards, while represent a whopping 1.6 assist per game jump from his previous career high.
With improved efficiency and heightened vision and playmaking ability, Curry is clearly well aware that his game is now at the level of an NBA star that can take on anyone – even James.
While Curry’s thoughts are mere opinions of a young, rising superstar, it’s important to note that he’s not backing down from James or any other superstars. He’s in his prime and playing the best basketball of his life. With three more years on his contract in Golden State, the Warriors couldn’t be in a better place with him than they are right now.