Back in 2009, the Golden State Warriors didn’t hesitate to use their No. 7 pick to get Stephen Curry, a tweener guard out of Davidson who was constantly overlooked by other scouts.
His non-existent defensive instincts, shot selection, and lack of size made several teams doubt Curry’s ability to dominate at the next level.
However, outside of the Warriors, the Phoenix Suns could’ve also been tempted to take a chance on Curry, according to his current coach Steve Kerr.
Kerr — who was a part of the Suns front office at the time — recently told “BBALL Breakdown” that they weren’t as concerned with Curry’s game because of his resemblance to Steve Nash.
The legendary coach claimed that they thought Curry was very similar to Nash when they saw him in Davidson’s clash vs. UCLA at the John Wooden Classic.
The Suns had the No. 14 pick, which they used to get Earl Clark.
Needless to say, they would’ve fared way better with Steph instead, but time eventually found a way to get him together with Kerr anyway.
Truth be told, there are some similarities between Curry and Nash, and not only because of their size.
They both control the tempo of the game at will, are elite playmakers, and are just two of the few players who could make the 50/40/90 club in almost every season.
Nash and Curry changed the point guard position forever, proving that scouting reports and projections aren’t always right and leaving a permanent mark in this beautiful sport.NEXT: Stephen Curry Makes Bold Statement About His Prime