I’ve seen enough. Injury prone label be damned, Stephen Curry rises to the second tier of the point guard rankings. I’ve always loved the talent but that ankle injury is frightening (I drafted him in the 2nd round last year…sigh). Through 25 games this year Curry has stayed healthy and hasn’t missed a start. He’s also averaging 19.4 points (career high), 4.1 boards, 6.4 assists (career high), 1.6 steals, 2.6 three’s (career high), 89.7% FT, and 42.2% FG (career low). Yeah that’s right, 19.4 points on a career low FG… and it’s not even close to his second lowest percent of 46.2% his rookie season. The guy is a stud and COULD be better if his FG% rises some. Did I also mention his 3P% is a career low 41.7%? These percentages will keep rising, especially since Klay Thompson has regained some of his shooting touch. If you have Curry, you’re probably sitting in a good place because of the draft value you got for him.
Quick Hits: I’m relenting on Damian Lillard, he’s moved up a bit. Jason Kidd has been too hot for too long so I’ve moved up him in front of his teammate Ray Felton. Ricky Rubio is playing again and his impending monstrous assist numbers put him in the same tier as Tony Parker and Kemba Walker. Gerald Henderson gets a generous boost with his return to the starting lineup. Jordan Crawford gets a similar boost.
Top 3 overall, idiot: Chris Paul
Nom nom: Brandon Jennings, Deron Williams, Goran Dragic
Upside!!!!: Greivis Vasquez, Mo Williams
People may murder me again for this: James Harden, Kobe Bryant
Middling: Monta Ellis, Joe Johnson
Frostbitten: Alan Anderson, MarShon Brooks, Tony Allen, Ben Gordon, Chauncey Billups