Earlier in his career, Stephen Curry had to overcome several injuries that would have demotivated most players. Steph didn't let those injuries become a hurdle, but a motivation for him to prove himself to his doubters.
Even the Golden State Warriors made up their minds to trade Curry to the Milwaukee Bucks. Of course, this wasn't the first time Steph was almost traded.
Everything was almost decided but the Bucks' medical staff thought Curry's fragile ankles were a huge red flag.
Now, one cannot blame them for thinking this since Steph did miss a lot of games early in his career due to recurring injuries in his ankle. Instead of trading Steph, the Warriors offered the Bucks Monta Ellis in place of Andrew Bogut. And rest as we know it is history.
But what if Steph was traded to the Bucks? Well, the roster would have looked something like this: Stephen Curry, Brandon Jennings, Luc Mbah a Moute, Ersan Ilyasova, and Larry Sanders.
Furthermore, the biggest opportunity that the Bucks missed was potentially pairing up Curry with Giannis Antetokounmpo! Now, that would be a duo to be remembered for ages.
Although there are chances that the Bucks could have improved and instead of drafting Giannis in 2013, they might have gone with some other player.
The 2012-13 season was when Curry started to take his game to another level. He crossed the 20 PPG mark for the first time in his career and became an NBA All-Star in the next season as well.
The only thing that might hold back the Bucks would have been that the franchise might not have put all their hopes on developing Giannis. Instead, they would have tried to build a better team around Curry.
Anyway, at times we have seen the two superstars play together in All-Star games. The duo produced some crazy plays in the short time that they shared on the court. Just imagine them playing together in their respective primes.
It is quite plausible that the Bucks would have won an NBA title sooner. But what are your thoughts on this?