Stephen Curry will be back in NBA action, after he missed almost the entire 2019-20 NBA season. The Baby-faced assassin was dealing with a hand injury that he picked up early in the season. Now, he’s all healed up and ready to compete for another NBA title.
Although Steph might not look like it, he has been in the league for 10 seasons. However, many are wondering whether the 32-year-old can still perform at an elite level. If we are to believe Steph’s trainer Brandon Payne, there’s more to come from the 2-time MVP.
Payne appeared on “The Habershow” podcast, where he discussed more about Steph and his abilities.
“With Steph, it’s been a little bit of a different process because not only his skill level is evolving continually, but his body is still developing. That’s a rare thing for a guy at 32 in the NBA. So that’s why I say he’s got a lot left, and that’s not just me saying because I am his friend and I am his trainer. That’s me being honest.
“If you saw him right now physically, and I know we don’t put a whole lot out there on Instagram and there’s reasons we don’t, but if you saw him right now physically, he’s getting even more chiseled than he’s been in the past. He’s getting stronger than he’s been in the past. He’s moving with fluidity we haven’t seen from him.”
“He’s getting stronger than he’s been in the past.”
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The last time Steph played a full season, he was just phenomenal as he averaged 27.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 5.2 assists per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night. If what Curry’s trainer is saying is true, the fans can expect more of the same from him.
How good will Stephen Curry be after his return?
Next year, Steph will be the team’s primary scoring option on the team after three years. As Kevin Durant has joined the Nets, head coach Steve Kerr would have to rely more on his Golden Boy.
However, returning from an injury is always difficult for any player. He has not seen any NBA action for months due to the extended hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic. On the other hand, he will be well-rested and even hungrier to get back on the floor.
What do you think? How will the three-time champion perform?