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Is Stephen Curry an upgrade over Aaron Brooks?

Discussion in '2019 NBA Draft' started by jopatmc, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. jopatmc

    jopatmc Contributing Member

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    What are your thoughts on Stephen Curry? Do you consider him a significant upgrade if we could get him and trade Aaron Brooks?

    In my opinion, I think Curry is the better offensive player, better shooter, better range, able to get open with multiple defenders and squeeze off his shot in tight spaces with high accuracy. I think he is going to be an offensive dynamo in the NBA with the obvious defensive deficiencies, but a great fit offensively with Yao. If we could acquire him, I would be willing to give up Brooks to get him. I think he would be extremely effective if McGrady came back strong and ran the top offensively and let him be the cutter/slasher/spot up shooter that McGrady could find. This is provided McGrady is healthy and isn't traded. Without McGrady or a playmaker to play alongside, I think Curry comes back to earth a lot closer to Brooks. I still think I want Curry over Brooks however because of his ability to get the shot off so quickly. He reminds me so much of Chris Jackson when he was at LSU but I think Curry is better and I think Curry has a better head on his shoulders. CJ would have been a great pro had he not gotten tied up in being a Muslim and not a team player. I don't see that in Curry or Brooks, so I think both will have better careers than Abdul-Rauf had and I think Curry in the right situation is going to be a killer.
     
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    he will nothing more than an average player when he gets to the NBA.
     
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    What is that kid like 14 years old?


    Might as well ask if Lil Curry would be an upgrade over AB.
     
  4. Prince

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    A player who hasn't touched an nba ball an upgrade?
     
  5. BrooksBall

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    Does anybody other than Brooks' mother not think Curry is an upgrade over Brooks?
     
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    Curry is not a point guard and is undersized for a two guard. Role player at best. Can spot up and shoot the lights off and plays well in the pick and roll.
     
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    He seems to be roughly another Eric Gordon.
     
  8. Legend Killer

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    Stephen Curry = Dale Ellis
     
  9. BasketballReasons

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    No. Brooks ploved he can ball in the playoffs.
     
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    Yeah, and he proved it.
     
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    JJ Redick had a pretty damn good offensive game in college too. NBA...not so much.
     
  12. mugrakers

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    when i see curry... i see I3 or crawford
     
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    Curry is a flat out scorer...as we all know the knock on him is he's undersized and his ability to run the point is in question. When I think of how his game will translate to the NBA I think of Eddie House with a better shooting technique (his Dad was the great shooter Dell Curry, what do you expect). The fact that he's projected to be a top 10 pick that will command top 10 pick money reflects on how weak this year's draft is in terms of depth and star quality, and why I would for us to stay out of it all together, although I am OK with buying a late first/second round pick
     
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    Curry reminds me a lot of Reggie Miller, somebody that keeps running to get an open look. Some one that you have to chase all game long to keep up.

    WIth the tight defense & space to operate in, he could get his shot off quickly and most of the time he could burn you. Plus he's a great free throw shooter.

    By himself I don't think Curry is going to be very good player, but I think he will make a big difference if he plays with Yao. He'll get a lot of open looks, from what I could see in college, if you leave him some day light he would burn you for sure.

    We can pick and roll w/ Curry & Yao.
     
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    Exactly !!!!! He basically played Division II College ball !!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    First of all, Stephen Curry is actually a projected lottery pick (really more of a reflection of the draft's depth than Curry's talent). Secondly, we don't even own a pick in this year's draft, if we managed to trade for a lottery pick (likely us parting with major pieces), do you think we'd waste it on Stephen Curry, a player whose improvement over AB is already debatable? I think not, therefore this thread is irrelevant because I believe there is no scenario where we get Stephen Curry, unless something freaky happens wherein he slides all the way to late 1st/2nd round.
     
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    gordon is a lot better at drawing fouls and attacking, not as good of a shooter as curry though
     
  18. BrooksBall

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    That's why I said "roughly." Nobody is exactly like anybody else.

    They are both good shooters, regardless of who is slightly better than the other, and they are both undersized combo guards who will be high picks.
     
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    ....he's a top notch shooter, he's not a great great ball handler, but good enough to dribble around to create his offense and not be stuck as a spot up shooter. He's similar to sam casell i think, but more accuracy from deep and not as wild like sam could be sometimes. I'd say he's Cassell with Reggie's ability to run around and come off of picks..
     
  20. Artesticles

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    Curry and Brooks are different types of players. Curry is going to be a pure SG coming off the bench. AB is a little more of a hybrid.

    Curry would be a hell of a fit on a team coached by Adelman with Yao taking up all the attention down low. Would I be okay with Morey buying a 1st round pick to draft Curry? Absolutely.
     
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