Stephen Curry missing shots early onPosted by Inside Hoops
The Golden State Warriors have all sorts of issues. A minor one, for now, is that rookie guard Stephen Curry isn’t quite a shooting star just yet.
Marcus Thompson II of the Bay Area News Group reports:
The rookie No. 1 draft pick entered the game shooting 34.8 percent, including 4-for-21 from 3-point range.
Nelson said Curry is not even making shots in practice.
“I just thought it was a fluke for the first few weeks,” Nelson said.
“He was always a volume shooter,” Nelson said. “We’re having him think more as a point guard. That may be a factor, but I don’t think so. He feels free to take shots, and we encourage him to do it. I don’t really know any reason.
“He was a great shooter in college. … All I’ve been doing is just encouraging him. Keep shooting.”
Nelson has told the Warriors’ strength and conditioning personnel about cutting back Curry’s weightlifting to see if that’s the problem.
Curry said he lifts three days a week “heavy” for an hour straight. At most at Davidson, he said, he lifted “light” twice a week. But he said he doesn’t think weights are the issue.
I see this as no big deal at all. He’s shooting 35 percent now, on a team that’s making all sorts of adjustments. He’ll probably start shooting 40 percent soon, and perhaps higher in the near future. No problem just yet.