Monday, January 24th, 2011 at 10:30 am  |  21 responses

Stephen Curry Shocked By Trade Talk

When the new team owner said Curry (and everyone else on the roster) was potentially trade bait, Stephen was taken aback (and likely, quite motivated to prove his worth.) The Oakland Tribune has the quotes: “It contradicted the popular belief that Curry was untouchable. Suddenly, a trade involving Curry became a hot topic on national sports shows, sports talk radio, the blogosphere and fan forums. ‘It’s a bit of a shock, because you feel like you’re doing everything else you were supposed to be doing,’ Curry said Sunday. ‘Especially since I’ve never been in a situation where me changing teams or being traded would be an option, it’s kind of like a weird thing to think about. But they’ve been straightforward about what they see in us and it’s all been positive for me, so I don’t have any problem brushing that off.’ If you call 66 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds over two games brushing it off, then Curry indeed dusted the rumors off his shoulder. He led a fourth-quarter comeback in Friday’s win over Sacramento. He almost did again Saturday against the Clippers in Los Angeles with backcourt mate Monta Ellis limited by a sore ankle. Sounds like someone was motivated by his name and the word trade being used in the same sentence. Sounds like someone was bent on reminding everyone why he was once deemed untouchable.”

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  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    Man up.

  • MikeC.

    There is no such thing as an “untouchable player”. Even the players that are true franchise players can be traded if the right combination of players and picks comes along.

  • http://www.slamonline.com THE REAL RIGGS

    its not unrealistic for them to want a winnning team in the future. It can’t always be a 40 win team in the west looking up. If they have to trade him and even monta away to get that, they will.

  • http://valleyofthesuns.com/2011/01/07/amare-stoudemire-same-player-advanced-stats/ nbk

    Don’t understand the logic in trading Curry ever. Monta yes, you know the player he will be, but Steph is amazingly productive, and when he gets a traditional lineup, or the reigns to an offense there is no telling how good he will be.

  • Jer-Dawg

    Don’t worry, Curry. There are better Cities to live in beside San Francisco. Namely, los Angeles and Miami

  • T-Money

    I always wondered: do most Warriors players live in SF? I sure wouldn’t live in Oakland…

  • johnny c

    golden state got a history of making moves like this, trading away guys that should be untouchable. i feel that curry, ellis, and lee should be that, but its golden state. still like the team tho

  • Jeff H

    Agreed that anyone in the NBA can be traded at any point in time if the right package is there. Who knows maybe kahn will throw some wild package at the Warriors. It’s not like he has ever made any huge mistakes like drafting Rubio and Johnny flynn over him.

  • http://www.redraidersports.com Nicolas Fleming

    Nah, some players are def. on the if-he-is-traded-you-will-lose-your-job-and-everyone-else-associated-with-this-team-wil-too list. Lebron James, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin there are more and I think it has to do with the type of owner that you have and the situation the player is in. Kobe was this close to being traded in his prime, but that had more to do with Kobe than the trade benefits.

  • tsenguun

    ^T-money. I think different players live in different places. I know Biedrins live in Oakland downtown, cuz the practice facility is close. Some players probly live in the city and some live in a rich gated community called Black hawk not too far from Oakland

  • add

    if they trade curry or monta it would be the dumbest thing since tradin away mitch richmond.

  • http://twitter.com/BeezKneezy LA Huey

    I would cite the 66 points in the last two games but the 11 assists and 9 boards for a starter are fairly pedestrian.

  • pioms

    He ain’t all that. His numbers look good, cause he plays for the Warriors.

    in reality he’s too small to defend, and all he can really do is stroke then outside shot.

    He doesn’t even get to the line.

    I’d take a Westbrook or Eric Gordon over him any day. They do way more and have a bigger impact.

  • pioms

    BTW: For those talking mess on Oakland, there are some real nice parts of Oakland. Don’t let Too Short scare you off. Take a trip to the hills, or the suburbs of the area.

  • rob stewart

    i would trade Ellis befor Curry. Once Monta’s athleticism runs out he’s done. Atleast Curry can shoot for a lifetime.

  • Shem

    And this is why the Warriors are bad.

  • TrailBlazing&SportingLisbon

    I´d trade ANY PLAYER ON MY SQUAD but LaMarcus Aldridge for this kid, ANYONE, and i like most of them…you hear me LA Huey?! we got a deal?

  • deezy

    Monta Ellis should be traded. He is a cancer in the locker room, Curry’s made many adjustments playing with Monta. He’s not able to play his own game yet he is averaging 19 ppg and 6 apg.

  • dsleepy

    it would be a mistake to trade steph curry. monta needs to go, if the warriors want to actually ever contend for anything. build around steph + draft pick. david lee – for all his production – is not truly worth the dough splashed on him. warriors have needed a post-up big man since forever

  • Allen

    Please, please trade Curry to any team on the east coast.

  • http://twitter.com/supercooldeez Just Justin

    There are nice parts in Oakland