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Report: Curry will enter NBA Draft

Posted on: April 20, 2009 10:54 am
 

Just a few hours after DraftExpress.com's Jonathan Givony reported that Stephen Curry -- a likely lottery pick -- will soon announce his decision to enter the NBA Draft, Davidson coach Bob McKillop, perhaps in response, told the Associated Press that his star guard is still undecided.

So that's where we're at right now.

Givony says Curry will be in.

McKillop says the future remains unknown.

Either way, I'll say this: I have no idea who is sourcing this story for Givony, but I'm 99 percent sure it comes from the NBA side, and NBA people are typically the most plugged in on who is coming and going, the college coaches often the last to know. It's kind of like coaching searches in that the people getting left are usually a step behind the folks on the other side, because coaches (and in this case, prospects) almost always tell the people associated with their futures that they're coming before they tell the people they're leaving that they're leaving.

Does that make sense?

Bottom line, Curry is "officially" still undecided, sure.

But Givony reporting it's done is probably a good sign that it's done.

Which means the Southern Conference will likely need a new star next season.

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Since: Nov 24, 2006
Posted on: April 21, 2009 11:10 pm
 

Report: Curry will enter NBA Draft

"No doubt UMKCfan22 that's my bad reacting too quickly to somethin. You know your basketball I see."

 

 

Haha, I'd say we both do.

 




Since: Apr 21, 2009
Posted on: April 21, 2009 10:36 pm
 

Report: Curry will enter NBA Draft

I guess it's all over for my Davidson Wildcats... sigh... 




Since: Mar 12, 2008
Posted on: April 21, 2009 9:58 pm
 

Report: Curry will enter NBA Draft

I think Jason Terry is a better comparison than JJ Reddick. 



MadSamDeStefano
Since: Mar 16, 2009
Posted on: April 21, 2009 8:25 pm
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Since: Nov 24, 2006
Posted on: April 21, 2009 6:04 pm
 

Report: Curry will enter NBA Draft

MadSamDeStefano, I was referring to those people that made the comparisons to JJ Reddick and the like.  If you were saying he is not like JJ Reddick, then I obviously wasn't referring to you.  You just took offense to a comment that was directed at people who think the complete opposite of the way you and I are thinking on Curry.  We agree. 




Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: April 21, 2009 5:40 pm
 

Report: Curry will enter NBA Draft

Dammit why did the Sixers have to make the playoffs haha.  Time to pray that this guy slips or that we miraculously trade up. 




Since: Mar 20, 2009
Posted on: April 21, 2009 3:48 pm
 

Report: Curry will enter NBA Draft

Both Durant and Prince are 6'9" and 215lb, while Curry is 6'3" and 185lb.  I agree Durant and Prince are both thin, but 6 inches and 30 lbs is a huge difference.  I question whether Curry is even 6'3", but that is what ESPN.com has him at. 

I think maybe he is more comparable to Tony Parker than the 2 guys you mentioned.  Parker is 6'2" and 185lb.  If he can develop into a guard of that caliber he will have a long career.  I don't think he is quite as capable at the point as at the 2 guard, but he may also be like a skinny version of Ben Gordon.  Instant offense and able to handle the point on a limited basis. 

Either way I think he will be a solid NBAer.  Those who compare him to JJ Redick are way off base.  He has much more play making ability than Redick, and he can create his own shot.  (And he didn't go to Dook).



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Since: Mar 16, 2009
Posted on: April 21, 2009 3:16 pm
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Since: Nov 24, 2006
Posted on: April 21, 2009 2:27 pm
 

Report: Curry will enter NBA Draft

Reading some of these comments, I highly doubt most the people here even watched Curry.  The comparisons being thrown around aren't accurate at all.  JJ Reddick?  Ben Gordon?  Lou Williams?  WHAT?!  Curry is more than just a chucker, which is what those three guys are.  He can play the point.  He makes smart decisions.  He can create his own shot, unlike Reddick.  He makes a lot of shots, unlike Lou Williams.  And he knows how to play with teammates, unlike Ben Gordon.

 

Like I have been saying the whole time, let him get maybe 10 lbs. of muscle and he will be Chauncey Billups.  We already know he is good in the clutch, and he knows when to make the right basketball play.  Even after leading Davidson to the Elite Eight, how can this guy get so little respect?  It's mind-boggling.  If he somehow falls out of the lottery, that would be a travesty.

 

 




Since: May 23, 2007
Posted on: April 21, 2009 12:47 pm
 

Report: Curry will enter NBA Draft

 They said the same about Reggie Miller.  Games are very similiar.  Reggie had the bigger mouth, but Steph ability to create and dish off the dribble much better than Reggie's ever had. 

  



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