Portland Path Blazers level guard Damian Lillard and Golden State Warriors level guard Stephen Curry are two of the deadliest shooters in NBA historical past.
However what in the event that they had been on the identical group?
Whereas it could look like the kind of transaction extra more likely to play out on 2K than in actual life, in keeping with The Atheltic’s Anthony Slater, the Warriors have mentioned the concept of buying Emblem Lillard and pairing him with Chef Curry within the backcourt.
“Would the Warriors get entangled? Sure. They’d make a name and have already internally mentioned the concept, as I’m certain most contenders have, contemplating the rising smoke out of Portland,” Slater wrote.
Slater theorized that the Warriors may use an asset like their first-round choose from the Minnesota Timberwolves, together with younger items like 20-year-old middle James Wiseman and 26-year-old former first total choose Andrew Wiggins, to get a deal performed with Portland.
Each the Blazers and Warriors had disappointing seasons in 2020-21, with Golden State lacking the playoffs for the second consecutive season, ending eighth within the Western Convention however dropping each play-in match video games to the Los Angeles Lakers and Memphis Grizzlies. Portland, who completed the season sixth within the Western Convention standings, misplaced in six video games to the Denver Nuggets (subsequently costing former head coach Terry Stotts his job).
Lillard and Curry, then again, each had great particular person seasons.
Curry put up a league-leading 32.0 factors per sport whereas capturing 48.2 p.c from the sector and 42.1 p.c from three. Lillard wasn’t far behind Curry’s numbers, dropping 28.8 factors per sport whereas capturing 45.1 p.c from the sector and 39.1 p.c from three.