Steph Curry's ability to get shots has Michael Porter Jr. in awe

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Steph's ability to get 3-point shots off awes Porter Jr. originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

In three games against the Denver Nuggets this season, Steph Curry has averaged 40 points and connected on a total of 19 3-pointers as the Warriors have won two out of those three contests.

Michael Porter Jr., who himself is quite the 3-point marksmen (he ranks ninth in the NBA with a 44.3 percent clip from beyond the arc) is aided by his 6-foot-10 frame and high release point. Curry doesn't have nearly the same physical luxury.

After Porter Jr.'s 39-point performance Saturday against the Houston Rockets in which he made eight of 12 attempts from downtown, he spoke about why Curry's ability to find himself open and get shots off is so impressive.

"I was just talking about this, that's something that is so amazing about Steph, because he's like 6'4" coming off screens and it's not like he's 6'10" and he's still getting his shot off crazy," Porter Jr. told reporters on Saturday night. "He shoots from like right here, and I'm 6'10" and shoot from up here, so I was just looking at Steph in awe."

For the duration of his basketball career, even before he found himself in the NBA, Steph's size was a detriment in terms of perception among talent evaluators. Despite having a father who was a solid NBA player, the future Warriors star got very little attention from NCAA Division I schools and ended up at Davidson.

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Even after he dazzled the nation with his NCAA Tournament exploits for the Wildcats, three point guards came off the board in the 2009 NBA Draft before Curry's name was called.

Now in his 12th NBA season, Curry continues to rewrite the 3-point record books and solidify his legacy as not just the greatest shooter basketball has ever seen, but one of the best players the league has ever seen.

Clearly his peers are taking notice of the continued dominance he can produce even as he turns 33 years old.

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