Saturday, August 24, 2013
Can Curry's defense improve?
By Nick Borges
Golden State's starting point guard Stephen Curry is known as a terrific scorer with deep range, however his goal is to improve as a defender.
"I can be a lot better, a lot more consistent, like I was the first 25 games or so," Curry tells The Oakland Tribune. "No excuses. It's definitely possible. When I'm in the game, I'm not really thinking, 'I'm tired. Let me milk it on defense.' I've just got to dig deep. That's what you prepare in the summer for, to battle through fatigue like that. So I think it is possible. I'm not going to be defensive player of the year. But hopefully I can be top 10 (among point guards) and be able to disrupt some of the best point guards in the world."
The Warriors are a fun team to watch, but they won't advance past the first round of the playoffs if the entire team doesn't become better on the defensive side of the court. That was one of the main reasons why they brought in Andre Iguodala this offseason.