Last year, many NBA fans were outraged to hear that only one player from the Golden State Warriors was selected to the All-Star team and that his name wasn’t Stephen Curry. Instead, David Lee was given the honor as the play-making shooting guard was told to sit and watch the game from home. Well, here we are nearly one year later and it’s quite clear who the Warriors will be sending to the All-Star game in 2014.
Curry and Klay Thompson have really changed to culture for Golden State. These scorers do way more than the stat sheet says as each has perfected the game in terms of moving without the basketball. Also, the defensive prowess for the Warriors has improved tenfold this year and the “Splash Brothers” are a big reason why Mark Jackson‘s crew is starting to become a more feared club in terms of defense.
Yet, let’s try and not make this too confusing. Curry and Thompson are All-Stars because they know how to shoot the basketball and without them; Golden State would be staring the NBA Lottery right in it’s face for yet another year. The inconsistency that many NBA fans saw out of Curry and Thompson in their younger years has now all but vanished. Instead, both have become staples of the Warriors’ offense and that kind of dependability is hard to find throughout the league.