Steve Kerr may be unwilling to campaign on behalf of Stephen Curry‘s MVP candidacy, but Andrew Bogut has no problem stumping for Steph.
The big fella says his All-Star teammate is, far and away, the L’s most valuable player this season.
Bogut spoke following another brilliant Curry performance Tuesday night—33 points and ten dimes in the Warriors’ 112-108 road win against the Blazers.
Per the Bay Area News Group:
“He only needs to play 25, 30 minutes, and we’re winning games by 15, 20 points,” Bogut said Tuesday after Curry scored 33 points and dished out 10 assists in a win at Portland. “If he had to play 45 minutes for us, I’m sure he’d be averaging greater numbers, so in a way, it’s kind of flawed. He’s the MVP in my opinion. We’re the best team in the league. We have the best record in the league. I don’t think it’s close in my opinion.”
Asked if he pays attention to (James) Harden’s recent numbers — 44 points Monday and a 50-point game last week — Curry said he looks at stats around the league nightly.
“To try to put extra pressure on myself to say, ‘Oh, (Harden) did this last night. I’ve gotta go do this tonight to keep my name in the running,’ I’m going to play like I did tonight regardless of what he has done or what anybody else has done in the league because I’ve got to be focused on what’s going on here,” Curry said.