Stephen Curry was named NBA MVP today, further cementing Wolves’ fans lament over the 2009 draft when Minnesota took Ricky Rubio and Jonny Flynn at No. 5 and No. 6 and left Curry to Golden State at No. 7.
Lest we forget, though, Curry was no sure thing coming out of college — as this scouting report from six years ago will attest:
Although he’s probably never going to be a pure playmaker in the Steve Nash or Chris Paul mold, he plays the game at an excellent pace, looks extremely poised at all times, and appears to show a good enough feel for the game to at least develop into a capable facilitator, ala Mike Bibby or Mo Williams. …
All in all, Curry has had a tougher time than he did last season with all the added attention that has been thrown his way, but he still projects as a very solid pro. In the right situation, alongside the right teammates, he could be a very effective NBA player, and his excellent intangibles and winning mentality lead you to believe that he’ll find a way to carve out a successful niche.
Sounds like a nice rotation player, maybe the fourth-best player on a good team — not the MVP, which he has become.