Andrew Bogut on Stephen Curry: ‘He is one of the few superstars I have been around that does not act like a superstar’

NBAcoach1: Can you describe a story from playing with Steph Curry that accurately describes what kind of a person he is? Andrew Bogut: He is one of the few superstars I have been around that DOES NOT act like a superstar. He is one of the best human beings in the NBA.
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Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Everyone keeps asking why the Celtics are playing drop coverage against Steph Curry, so I did a deep dive into every facet of what makes drop coverage work and fail against the best at his best.
New film breakdown @The Athletic PM

Joe Vardon @joevardon
What’s it like to be Steph Curry, score all those points, and then watch the tape? He discusses here, ⁦@The Athletic⁩… – 1:13 PM

Stephen Noh @StephNoh
How Steph Curry has put maximum pressure on the Celtics’ drop defense, and why it might still be the best of the not-great options available to them.… – 1:09 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Steph Curry on Draymond Green’s offensive challenge in this Celtics series: “Usually the high IQ guys figure it out and he’s at the top of that list.” PM

StatMuse @statmuse
After four games, Steph Curry has made more threes (25) than
Paul Pierce
Dirk Nowitzki
Larry Bird
Reggie Miller
Dwyane Wade
in their Finals career. AM

Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Insightful look here from @ronkroichick on how the Warriors are — and aren’t — defending Stephen Curry:… – 11:34 AM

Stephen Noh @StephNoh
The Warriors were setting ball screens for Curry extremely high up the floor in G4. As soon as he crossed half court, there would be a screen above the logo for him. AM

Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh
Chauncey Billups PNR 2005 Finals
Stephen Curry PNR 2022 Finals AM

Matt Williams @StatsWilliams
Top scorers in 2022 NBA Finals:
Stephen Curry 34.3
Jaylen Brown 22.3
Jayson Tatum 22.3
The last player to average 12 more points than anyone else in a NBA Finals was Kobe Bryant in 2009.
Bryant averaged 32.4 points and Pau Gasol was 2nd at 18.6. – 10:29 AM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
During Game 4 of the NBA Finals, Steph Curry tallied 43 points to lead the Warriors to a win over the Celtics. Here’s a look at all the top photos from Friday night.… – 10:00 AM

Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
Andrew Bogut on Mark Jackson deserving a second chance: “The well-noted church within a locker room I think hurts his job prospects” #NBA… – 5:48 AM

BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Andrew Bogut shared his ideas on how NBA could be improved thanks to international basketball rules
He also took a slight dig at his former head coach Mark Jackson 👀… – 5:10 AM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
During Game 4 of the NBA Finals, Steph Curry tallied 43 points to lead the Warriors to a win over the Celtics. Here’s a look at all the top photos from Friday night.… – 1:51 AM

Bill Oram @billoram
My 3-year-old just saw a clip of a Steph Curry crossover into a stepback 3 on a commercial for The Finals. “He’s dancing!” he shrieked at the TV. The kid isn’t wrong. – 10:58 PM

Sopan Deb @SopanDeb
This NBA Reddit post makes a compelling statistical argument that Boston’s defense on the Warriors and Curry is actually quite sound and shouldn’t change:… – 10:16 PM

CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Stephen Curry in Game 4: PM

Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
so much is made about boston’s stagnant offense in crunch time, but on their biggest defensive possession of the series, tatum and white blitzed curry instead of switching the screen, giving draymond a 4-on-3. costly mistake. PM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Jaylen Brown on Steph Curry: PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jaylen Brown: “Steph Curry is really good…in case you guys haven’t noticed.” – 4:34 PM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Jaylen Brown: “Steph Curry is really good if you guys haven’t noticed.” – 4:34 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Ime Udoka said that he “trusts what we’re doing on defense”. He emphasized that you can’t go after Stephen Curry the same way as other stars because the Warriors have a lot of other playmakers along with Curry.
Added that Curry has scored a lot in transition and off breakdowns. – 4:32 PM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Ime Udoka said as good as Curry has been, the Celtics would be up at least 3-1 in this series if they had just played offense the right way in every game. Sounds like they don’t want to switch up too much against Curry. – 4:30 PM

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Ime Udoka says while Steph Curry has had success against the Celtics’ drop coverages, Boston’s offense is the issue: “If we were playing offense the right way, we would be up 3-1, at least, right now.” – 4:29 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Ime Udoka said the Celtics have been leaving covering Stephen Curry in PnR “up to our guards”. He added that since the Warriors bigs haven’t really been quick rolling, that Boston wants to make Curry play more in a crowd on those actions. – 4:23 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
These are the five players who have taken the most *very tightly* contested shots this playoffs. Here are their FG%:
30.0% — Andrew Wiggins
32.1% — Jayson Tatum
38.7% — Jaylen Brown
39.4% — Giannis Antetokounmpo
52.0% — Steph Curry PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Injury updates ahead of Game 5
-Steph Curry said his foot feels “great”
-Robert Williams tweaked his knee and asked to come out of Game 4, but Celtics are “optimistic” he will be available tomorrow night, per Udoka – 4:21 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Steph Curry on what it was like to rewatch his Game 4 masterpiece PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Steph Curry says Draymond Green will adjust offensively to make sure the Warriors are at their best offensively when he is on the floor: “Usually the high IQ guys figure it out and he’s at the top of that list.” – 4:02 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Stephen Curry said his foot feels “Great.” – 4:00 PM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
After Steph Curry erupted for 43 points in Game 4 of the NBA Finals against the Celtics, LeBron James chimed in on Twitter.… – 4:00 PM

CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Stephen Curry says his left foot feels great. – 3:58 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Steph Curry on how the foot feels: “Great.” – 3:58 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Steph Curry on the Celtics’ physicality: “I’ll be ready for that.” PM

Todd Whitehead @CrumpledJumper
Steph Curry has had three 30-point performances in the first four games of the NBA Finals. PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Most games (playoffs and regular season combined) with 5+ made three-pointers:
1. Steph Curry: 349
2. James Harden: 186
3. Damian Lillard: 152
4. Klay Thompson: 148
5. Ray Allen: 143 – 1:57 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Finals games with 5+ threes:
3 — Ray Allen in career
4 — Steph Curry just this year
(Submitted by @NBAMuse24) PM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
After Steph Curry dropped 43 points in the Warriors’ thrilling win over the Celtics in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, Twitter exploded with reactions.… – 1:00 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Steph Curry is averaging more points in the Finals than the next 2 Warriors players combined.
34.3 — Steph
33.8 — Klay and Wiggins AM

Candace Buckner @CandaceDBuckner
The better team should win in a seven-game series. But a certain someone is throwing that logic to the wind.
On Stephen Curry, the one-man wrecking crew of this NBA Finals:… – 9:21 AM

Andrew Bogut @RogueBoguesPod
Basketball Pod Ep 68 – Darvin Ham is the first head coach to have a sandwich meat named after him.
Useful or Useless stat?
Listen to it here 👇
#LetsGetRogue #RogueBogues #Useful #Useless #Stats PM

Tas Melas @TasMelas
In Game 4 of the 2015 Finals, down 2-1, the Warriors sat Andrew Bogut and went to their “Death Lineup” with Draymond Green at center. That lineup with Iggy had a lot more experience than tonight’s with Porter Jr. – 9:00 PM

Andrew Bogut @RogueBoguesPod
Basketball Pod Ep 68 – @andrewbogut and @HoopConsultants discuss Adam Silver’s response to reports of the league expanding.
Listen to it here 👇
#LetsGetRogue #RogueBogues #NBA #Teams #Expansion PM

More on this storyline

Juan Toscano-Anderson’s maternal grandfather emigrated to the United States from Michoacán, Mexico, in the 1970s, and bought a home in East Oakland, California. “In terms of my everyday life, I am very connected to my Mexican roots. I talk to my family every day. I eat Mexican food every day. I spend 75% of my summers in Mexico,” Toscano-Anderson said. -via Andscape / June 13, 2022

“I am working on that,” Toscano-Anderson, who has 365,000 Instagram followers, said of landing endorsements. “Hopefully, somebody will come out and sign me. I’d love it. If anyone is looking at the bigger picture, it’s a gold mine there. Look at what soccer is there. Basketball is a level three or four out of a scale of 10. It has so much room for growth. I am not going to say I am the answer to that growth. But I am the guy for it on social media. Social media is the biggest right now, and I’m in the NBA Finals. There are a small number of people that care about basketball. It doesn’t hit home runs. It doesn’t move the needle.” -via Andscape / June 13, 2022

While Toscano-Anderson is a proud American, he is becoming more and more comfortable with the thought of living in Mexico one day. “I’m looking to buy land out there,” Toscano-Anderson said. “That is where I want to retire. I just feel like life is simpler there. Don’t get me wrong, America is an amazing place. The greatest country. But there is just so much propaganda there. I’m cool off of that. I think people are very pretentious. This generation is just fried. There are no values and morals anymore. I am not saying I am going to Mexico and it’s going to solve all of my problems. But I just want to build a house on the beach and just be away from everybody.” -via Andscape / June 13, 2022

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