Draymond Green mocks reporter for saying Stephen Curry is ‘peaking’ (vid)
Draymond Green didn’t take kindly to a reporter’s suggestion that Stephen Curry is currently “peaking,” and let the media member know that such an inference is “ridiculous.”
Green, during a press conference Wednesday night following the Golden State Warriors’ 125-101 dismantling of the upstart Minnesota Timberwolves in Oracle Arena, had an amusing back and forth with the reporter over the notion Curry may have reached some kind of arbitrary apex in his career in terms of quality of play.
Don’t ever ask @Money23Green if @StephenCurry30 is… Peaking pic.twitter.com/fFF6EgJib4
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) November 9, 2017
As transcribed by Dime Mag:
Reporter: His numbers are crazy.
Draymond: Are they?! I’ve seen crazier. However, he’s been playing well, but, yeah, I’ve seen him do way more. Peaking?! That’s just ridiculous to say. Advanced numbers? Peaking?
Reporter: I thought it was the best offensive season ever two years ago.
Draymond: Yeah, but peaking though?!
Reporter: Plus-14 a game…
Draymond: Plus-14. Like his plus-minus in the game? I think he has the highest plus-minus in NBA history.
Reporter: Yeah, and he’s going to beat it.
Draymond: Alright, peaking. That’s just ridiculous to say, bro.
Curry is averaging 25.4 points, 6.5 assists, 4.8 rebounds, and 1.8 steals per game so far this season. The “best offensive season ever” year alluded to by the reporter would be the 2015-16 NBA campaign, in which Curry dominated with 30.1 points, 6.7 assists, 5.1 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game while winning the second of his two MVP awards.
Green has enjoyed a front-row seat to the superstar exploits of Curry over the past handful of seasons. And it’s clear there’s no inclination on Green’s behalf that Curry is somehow “peaking.” And Green’s assertion alone should have every other team in the NBA in a state of panic.