Nuggets’ Michael Porter Jr Reveals Stephen Curry’s Best Attributes After Working Out with the Warriors Star

Published 09/24/2021, 12:29 AM EDT
May 19, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) gets past Los Angeles Lakers guard Dennis Schroder (17) and Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso (4) as he drives to the basket in the first half of the game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports


While Denver had a great season overall, they were eliminated in the playoffs. Despite league MVP, Nikola Jokic putting his all in, they couldn’t get past the Phoenix Suns. However, one young star that emerged was Michael Porter Jr. Recently, reports suggest that he worked out with Warriors’ Stephen Curry in the off-season.

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While Porter didn’t have consistent performances, his shooting potential was on display a few times through the playoffs, shooting 39.7% from deep. This season with Denver returning healthy, he could be one of the go-to scorers. And who better to take notes from than Stephen Curry himself.

May 19, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) smiles after shooting a basket over Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) in the first half of the game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Curry is not only the greatest shooter in this era, he is an all-around prolific scorer and player. While he can shoot the lights out, he is also a very creative finisher at the rim. But what is his most lethal weapon?

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Conditioning is key for Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry is coming off an MVP caliber season with the Warriors. While he couldn’t take them to the playoffs last year, this season could be a whole new story. But how does he prepare for such a competitive season that is coming up? Conditioning is the number one priority.

When MPJ worked out with Curry, he found this out firsthand. And it is no surprise to see this. If you observe Curry, he is constantly moving on the court. His conditioning is so on point that he can wear out a defender even without having the ball. That is his most deadly trait as a player.

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Finding the open space as a shooter is his primary goal, and his conditioning helps him do just that. When he doesn’t have the ball, he runs and disrupts the entire defense. This ends with a Curry three for the most part. This could be a major help to Porter Jr. too. He is also developing into a shooter, and learning how to create windows of opportunity to score is key.

May 4, 2021; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) drives on New Orleans Pelicans forwards Naji Marshall (8) and center Jaxson Hayes (10) in the second quarter at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

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While there was a learning aspect to the training, the two stars couldn’t help but be competitive. Hence, Porter also stated that every drill turned into a shooting contest against Curry. However, he did not reveal the winner.

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Do you think Michael Porter Jr. can develop into a star in the future? Let us know in the comments below.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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