The sharpshooting point guard will be the focal point of the Golden State Warriors’ attack next season, with Kevin Durant gone and Klay Thompson injured. And, despite the team heading into the season with Draymond Green and a new star in D’Angelo Russell, the load will fall squarely on Steph’s shoulders.
From what he’s said recently, it doesn’t appear that the three-time NBA champion will shy away from his responsibility. The 31-year-old was denied a fourth ring by a Kawhi Leonard-led Toronto Raptors last season and he will have to face the forward in his first game of the next one as he’s now joined forces with Paul George in Los Angeles.
Curry, who was speaking at a GoDaddy launch event in San Francisco this week, suggested he’s going for 22 shots from beyond the arc to usher in the new Warriors era. The team will be playing their home games at San Francisco’s Chase Center from next term and have some fresh, new uniforms to put on display.
The guard told onlookers they could get to see him shoot 22 threes if they’re in attendance on the night. His wife, Ayesha Curry, could only offer up a “Wow, okay” after hearing Steph’s bold claim.
The record for the most three-pointers in a game currently stands at 14 and Curry’s teammate Klay Thompson is the holder. Curry is right behind him with 13 but is apparently hell bent on obliterating the feat as soon as NBA basketball resumes.
While this is all pretty gutsy, there’s no one in the league more capable of scoring 22 three-pointers in a single game than Curry is. With Thompson out until next year, he will be required to shoot the ball a bit more and he’s definitely going to get as many touches as he wants.
The 2019/20 NBA season kicks off on October 23 and the Clippers will face the Los Angeles Lakers then. They will play the Dubs at home two nights later and Paddy Power’s offering odds of 9/10 on them leaving the Chase Center with a win in the bag. Steve Kerr’s men are marginally favored at 20/23.
Betfair is offering opening-night odds on the Clippers at Lakers game with 7/8 odds on the former and 1/1 on the latter.
Bet365 is offering 11/1 odds on the Warriors returning to the NBA’s summit with another title but the Clippers remain the favorites at 10/3 while the Lakers are at 15/4. William Hill has odds of 5/1 on the Milwaukee Bucks winning the championship and Ladbrokes have 8/1 odds on offer as it pertains to the Philadelphia 76ers’ chances. Betvictor’s got 8/1 odds on the Houston Rockets getting over that hump to lay claim to the title.
Unfortunately, none of the bookmakers are offering deals on Steph Curry hitting 22 threes but there will be lots to go around where NBA betting is concerned, and basketball fans can take full advantage of premium tips from canadiansportsbetting.ca.
The upcoming season certainly looks like it will be one of the best yet and could really shape up to be the best we’ve ever seen. If Curry lives up to his promise, it will be the hottest opening game from any team in the NBA’s storied history.