Where healthy Curry ranks on Haberstroh's top players list originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
If we assume all of the superstars are 100 percent healthy next season, who is the best player in the NBA?
When NBC Sports Bay Area's Grant Liffmann asked that question, NBC Sports NBA Insider Tom Haberstroh mentioned the following seven guys:
"Listen to those names. It's insane," he said. "It's like picking between my children -- who is my favorite kid? I think Steph Curry -- if he's healthy -- top three.
"The 3-point shot, the handle. We know the power of Stephen Curry. What we don't know is what a year away from the game is gonna do to his skillset. I think he'll be fine.
"He doesn't bring as much defensively (as some of the other guys). But when healthy, I think he's a top-three NBA player."
The only unanimous NBA MVP in league history appeared in just five games last season because of a broken left hand (and then the coronavirus shutdown).
It's safe to assume the 32-year-old still has a couple super elite seasons in his bag.
"He's a young 32. He's still gaining strength, he's still gaining power, he's still getting faster," Curry's personal trainer, Brandon Payne, told Haberstroh in late September. "Those aren't things you see out of guys that are 32 years old.
"He's still refining movement patterns, and all athletes develop at different speeds ... not only is his skill level evolving continually, but is body still is developing. And that is a rare thing for a guy at 32 in the NBA.
"He's got a lot left. That's not just me saying that because I'm his friend and his trainer. That's me being honest. If you saw him right now physically -- and we don't put a whole lot out there on Instagram, there are reasons we don't -- he's getting even more chiseled than he's been in the past.
"He's getting stronger than he's been in the past, and he's moving with fluidity that we haven't seen from him ... it's way too early to be trying to see when the end is."
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Just a friendly reminder that over Golden State's final 11 playoff games in 2019, Curry averaged 32.9 points, 6.3 rebounds and 6.3 assists.
And he will take the court for Opening Night next season as rested as possible.
Dub Nation is giddy.