For Curry, he’s the engine that makes the Warriors go offensively. He’s averaging 26.7 points and 6.5 assists per game on 49.4 percent shooting from the field and 42.1 percent shooting from the perimeter this season. The combination of his 3-point shooting and its impact on how teams defend the Warriors has them scoring 120.7 points per 100 possessions with him on the court versus 106.5 points per 100 possessions with him on the bench, giving Curry a monstrous differential and the highest offensive rating in the NBA this season.
With the win, Philly improved to 25-24, maintaining their hold on eighth place in the Eastern Conference. The Heat dropped to 29-23 and a half-game back of Washington for fourth.
Fresh off his second straight Rookie of the Month honor, the Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell dropped 40 points (14 of 19 from the field, 7 of 9 from long range) in Utah’s 129-97 win at Phoenix. He added five rebounds, six assists and two steals to boot. It was Mitchell’s second game with 40 or more points this season, and he’s giving Ben Simmons a run for his money in the Rookie of the Year race.
Standing about 10 feet away in the stands was a 10-year-old boy sporting a Curry jersey, which he was pleading for the two-time MVP to sign. But Curry’s eyes were focused upward in an attempt to locate members of his family and he never saw the kid.
The next day, the mother of the child posted a video on Facebook criticizing Curry for intentionally leaving her son out to dry. The video showed her son getting his jersey signed by other Warriors player with sentimental music playing in the background, then Curry never making eye contact with him.
These players not under contract for next season and are free so sign with anybody without tender restrictions come March 14. Here is our ranking and analyses of the best unrestricted free agents.
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Bell has joked about big deals with other teams, but it would be surprising to see the game’s most versatile and still-young feature back leave Pittsburgh. He should get the long-term deal he wants.