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Is Steph Curry a top 3 PG of all time?

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    Well they all suck anyway

    The only good, TRUE PG's are Oscar, Stockton, Muggsy Bogues, Nash, Isiah, the Glove, Doris Burke, and Mo Cheeks.

    Honorable mention to my homie from Run TMC, Timmy Hardaway
     



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    With the rise of positionless basketball, he's just a guard. Another poster said it well, there's really 3 positions/player types now. Guards, wings, and bigs.
     
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    Yes, he fits the classic 2-guard profile, doesn't he? I mean, I get what you're saying, that on the Warriors, there really isn't a classic PG on the roster. But Durant handles the point about half the time, himself
     
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    And Klay Thompson?

    The Warriors offense is very fluid but unless we are going to redefine positions as City said into guards, swings, and bigs, we kinda have to assign a position to them.

    I have a hard time saying that Steph Curry is more like Michael Jordan than John Stockton.
     
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    You forgot Rajon Rondo.
     
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    Well said...Shaq might very well be the last great true center this league will see
     
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    I think, at the end of his career, his stats will look more like Jordan's than Stockton's.

    Now, I'm a busy man, so I don't have time to check the projections on that
     
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    No.... Best 3 point shooter - clearly yes
     
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    A top 10 for sure.
     
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    Well I see Jerry West as more of Steph kind of player back in that time so I agree. I wouldn’t say Payton was a big distributor and he wasn’t much of a shooter. Hard to label. But Magic, Stockton and Kidd even CP3 and Rondo are guys that imo are “pure PG’s”. Their job is to find the open man and make the right basketball play, not huge scorers but they could and they could rebound. All-around PG’s, no weaknesses. Times have changed, you can take that away from those guys but you also can take it away from guys today.

    All I know Steph plays point guard and he could be top 3 of all-time someday but he isnt in my top 5 at this point, too early. The best shooter at all-time from any position though.
     
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    Yeah absolutely. I'm the biggest Steph fan and even I don't have him top 3, or even top 5 yet. Still think that's premature. Isiah is criminally underrated because of the beef him and Jordan had. Payton was a world class defender which puts him over the top right now. I have West at 3 and Stockton just a bit ahead of Steph only because of longevity. Again if Steph has 5-7 more great years, I think there would be a huge debate about him and West at 3, with potentially Steph getting the nod because of Championships and MVP's.
     
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    No, he's probably not even top 10.
     
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    LOL

    I'm interested in seeing 10 better. I'll wait.
     
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    Magic
    Kidd
    Payton
    Oscar
    IT
    Stockton
    Nash
    West

    Ok, he barely makes it in the top 10 with him and Chris Paul making the last 2 spots.
     
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    Stockton
    Payton
    Nash
    Kidd
    Thomas
    West
     
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    I think Nash and Curry are a great comparison. Nash is probably a little better at passing and Curry is definitely better at creating his own shot. Both incredible shooters, both not too great on defense. I would say Curry is better though, and not too many star PG's can say they have 3 titles.
     
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    And you can win with just playing primarily guards and wings.
     
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    I think at this point I. Thomas and Curry are close. Curry's numbers are much better, but that's due to the influence of the 3 point shot and a little bit of inflated stats of the modern era.

    In terms of their impact on the NBA, both were roughly the 3rd to 5th best player in the league at their peak. Steph happened to win a title when he was at his peak, and then by the time he won 2 more, he was no longer the best player on his own team.

    Isiah at one point was the 4th or so best player in the league, and then after his peak, the Pistons won a title. But he was always the best player on his team.

    Curry will surpass him though.

    Both are better than Kidd and Nash.