Who's the real MVP of the Golden State Warriors: Kevin Durant or Stephen Curry? | The Tylt
Who's the real MVP of the Golden State Warriors: Kevin Durant or Stephen Curry?
The Warriors are under new management. Durant has stepped in when the Warriors needed him the most and flourished. Durant has averaged 27.2 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 5.7 assists while shooting 51.3 percent from the field this season at the time of publication. When the Warriors need a bucket, they throw it into the unstoppable Durantula.
Here's what Jason Clinkscales, editor in chief at The Sports Fan Journal, told The Tylt:
While there's no question that this is a machine that will keep humming without either player, Durant provides a bit more to the table than Curry. While they are both offensive dynamos at their respective positions, KD provides more defensive versatility in the various lineups Steve Kerr can put together. Durant can comfortably guard 2s and 3s, but has the quickness and length to chase stretch 4s. The criticism of Curry's defense may have quieted some - that's what winning two titles in three years seems to do - but in the regular season and in the playoffs so far, Durant has the Dubs' second-best defensive win share tally next to Draymond Green.
Before Durant even put on a Warriors uniform, Curry had already led the team to an NBA title. No matter what Durant does with or without Curry at Golden State, he will always be second fiddle to the man who brought a championship to Oakland.
Curry was drafted and developed by the Warriors. His status as the franchise cornerstone will never diminish until he decides to hand the torch over. He has led the Warriors in scoring so far this year and opens things up for his teammates with his supernatural shooting, movement off the ball and ridiculous handle. It's obvious that Curry is still the MVP of this super team.
Steph is the real leader of the Warriors. He's the OG...the culture of that team. He's the one who dictates the pace of the offense and who the offense is centered around. He's the guy who set the tone with the rapid number of threes, as the greatest shooter of all time. Kevin Durant may be the most skilled player, but Steph is what makes that team click.