Stephen Curry has been one of the best players this season. This season without Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry has been forced to carry the majority of his team's offense. While he does have some talented defensive players on the roster, Stephen Curry has taken on a massive load on the offensive end, and is currently the NBA's leading scorer.
Stephen Curry's performances have shown just how essential Stephen Curry is to the Golden State Warriors' system, and just how much they sink without him. Stephen Curry's value hasn't gone under the radar, and many have said that he deserves to be in the MVP conversation this season. One of those people is Duncan Robinson of the Miami Heat. On his recent podcast, Robinson detailed why Stephen Curry deserves to be mentioned alongside other candidates in the MVP race.
He's done 9 (3PT shots) a game for 5 games straight. One time in my career I've hit 10 threes. Four of the last five games he's done it. You look at his numbers, and he has, I believe at this point, has surpassed his MVP season... It's incredible what he's done, he needs to be in this MVP conversation. Because when you watch him play basketball, he is one of the few players in the NBA when you watch them play, where it's very clear that nobody else in the NBA can do what he's done.
Stephen Curry deserves to be in the MVP conversation based on his individual performances, but voters will likely penalize him for his team's performance overall. While Stephen Curry may not win the MVP award this season, there are many who think that Stephen Curry has been the best player in the world this season. There is no one that can shoot the ball like Curry, and hopefully, the Golden State Warriors go on a good playoff run after the regular season.