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2013 NBA Countdown: #8 Stephen Curry

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The Golden State Warrior's Stephen Curry comes in at number 8 on our list. Like Russell Westbrook, Curry is a mutant point guard in that he can give you 10 assists just as easily as he can score 30+ on any given night. But while Westbrook will overpower defenders, Curry outwits them. He's clever, deceptively quick and he has outstanding court sense.

In addition to his preternaturally quick shot release, Curry is an unselfish ball handler. However, in contrast to most point guards who use the dribble primarily to set up an assist, Curry uses the dribble to set up his long-range shooting. He's a lethal combination of Steve Nash's ball-handling and passing (mid-2000's Nash, anyway), good ol' Reggie Miller's silky shooting, and Chris Paul's court-intellect. How many point guards do you know of who can score 50+ in a game? Steph. Curry. Gets. Buckets.

Owen's take is that Curry:
  1. is good at 3's
  2. is good at assists
  3. makes nice swishes
  4. is good at free throws
  5. doesn't dunk a lot
  6. fakes a lot
  7. is the king of the Warriors!
And Curry's Top-10 of last season:

Here he is with his family:

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