NBA
May 4, 2021

Draymond Green: NBA Teams Are 'Terrified' of Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry's historic run continued as he's nearly singlehandedly helped the Warriors knock off nine wins in Golden State's last 13 games.

After another magical performance in which Curry dropped 41 points and eight assists on eight three-pointers in a 123-108 victory over the Pelicans on Monday, Draymond Green had some serious praise for his superstar teammate.

"Anytime you step on the floor with Steph Curry, there's an advantage there," Green told reporters. "So, teams are terrified of him — and everywhere he runs on the floor, with or without the ball, teams are terrified. That type of gravity, he pulls a lot of weight.

"I wouldn't want to see a team with Steph Curry on it. We all know what he's capable of. The guy can take over a game and make it hard for any team in the NBA on any given night."

Looking at Curry's recent output, it's no wonder Green is waxing poetic about the greatest shooter of all time. In April, Curry averaged 37.3 points, 6.1 rebounds and 4.6 assists with a bonkers 52/47/91 shooting split.

Golden State is currently the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference, meaning they'd only have to win one of two potential play-in games to make the playoffs.

Despite serious injuries to players Klay Thompson, James Wiseman and Kelly Oubre Jr., the Dubs are still churning out wins. And no matter how shorthanded the Warriors are, teams will be on the lookout as long as Curry is suited up.

"If you get into a street fight and you've got Mike Tyson standing on the side of you, how you gonna feel?" Warriors forward Juan Toscano-Anderson said. "That's the best analogy I can give you. He's just -- he's different, man."

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