‘He Just Hasn’t At All’: Warriors’ Draymond Green Reveals the Most Impressive Part of Steph Curry This Season

Published 05/16/2021, 7:00 AM EDT
Feb 6, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Kent Bazemore (26) and forward Juan Toscano-Anderson (95) and guard Stephen Curry (30) and forward Draymond Green (23) during the game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Golden State Warriors at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports


Steph Curry is playing the best basketball of his career this season. The former unanimous MVP has been the sole star for the Golden State Warriors, despite not having Klay Thompson around to carry the load. While the Warriors are not the juggernaut they used to be in the past, Curry continues to excel at the highest level. And his teammates have taken notice about how much work he is putting in to stay at that level.

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Draymond praises Steph Curry and his work ethic

Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green gave an interview with The Athletic. Green talked about Stephen Curry and how different he has been this season. For Draymond, he has seen a visible change in Curry, especially with regards to his drive. Curry is a lot more driven now than he has been in years past. He will go train in the weight room after games, regardless of whether it was a win or loss. Curry is taking his role as a leader seriously.

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Apr 21, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots the ball over Washington Wizards guard Ish Smith (14) in the third quarter at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

“After wins, after losses, he’s in the weight room after every game. In the weight room every day. The amount of work that he’s put in [is incredible]. And obviously, it’s showing in his game and it’s paying off. But the thing that has been most impressive to me is that a lot of guys would complain about the lack of veterans on the team for a superstar of Steph’s caliber who’s in the prime of his career having probably his best year ever.” 

Curry not interested in complaining about help

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Draymond added that Curry hasn’t complained at all about the lack of help he has. For a player who had teammates the caliber of Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala, and DeMarcus Cousins in seasons past, Curry has shown grit to carry the team on his shoulders. Curry’s attitude has inspired several players, including Draymond himself, to step up their game.

“And he just hasn’t at all. For me, that’s been the most beautiful thing to watch. Obviously, the games have been great, the shots have been great. But to me, the most beautiful thing to watch has simply been his approach. It’s made everyone do all that you can to be the best player that you can be. Myself, it’s made me be in the weight room — more, more, more — because it’s like you can’t possibly watch Steph Curry do this every day and you don’t take any of that from him.”

April 27, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots the basketball against Dallas Mavericks guard JJ Redick (17) during the second quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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