Steph Curry has been on a breathtaking run recently, upping his season average to a whopping 31.4 PPG, ranking No. 1 in the league. Coming off an injury that put him out for weeks, he has very much reminded the NBA about just how great a player he is.
In the past 10 games, he has averaged 40.8 PPG on 54.9% from the field and 50.3% from deep.
In the last five games, he has dropped 10+ 3-pointers on four occasions, upping his career count to 21 games. If that doesn’t immediately catch your eye, it will be interesting to note that the next man on the leaderboard is his fellow teammate Klay Thompson with 5 games.
However, given his sheer dominance, the question now arises- Should Steph Curry be in the NBA MVP debate?
The latest MVP ladder released from NBA puts Steph at number 9, which seems insultingly low, especially given the unbelievable impact he has had on the court.
Let’s take a closer look at his recent hot streak and the value that he brings to the Golden State Warriors.
Following the 76ers game, where he notched 49 points (including 10 from behind the arc), he etched his name into the record book with the most consecutive games (11) of 30+ points. He overtook the legendary Kobe Bryant and it doesn’t seem like he’s in the mood to cool down any time soon.
When Curry is on the court, the Warriors offensive rating rises to 114.5 from 103.9 when he isn’t. Thats a difference of 10.6!
Warriors are 1-7 when Steph is off the court, while 28-22 when he is on it.
MVP material, if you ask me.
What do you think- Is Steph a frontrunner for the MVP? Let us know in the comments down below!