Stephen Curry has ruined the NBA. Mark Jackson called it, and even Kevin Durant has agreed with him. He’s the best shooter we’ve ever seen and the most unguardable point guard in the history of the game.
But, what if we told you that there’s a chance that he would have never had the chance to become the player he is nowadays? Moreover, what if he would’ve still been as good as he is, but he would not lead Golden State to the kind of success they’re enjoying right now?
Truth to be told, the Warriors were actually pretty close to giving up on the best player in the history of their franchise, as they almost traded him not once, not twice, but three times. Today, we’re going to let you know about the moves that could’ve changed NBA history for good.
3. Phoenix Suns (2009)
Being a sharpshooting guard himself, Steve Kerr has always been a major fan of Curry’s game. So, years before actually having the chance to coach him, Kerr was high on acquiring the Davidson product during the Draft night, back in 2009 when he was taken with the 7th overall pick.
When Kerr was still the Suns’ GM, he actually offered their own 1st round pick (14th) overall to go along with Amar’e Stoudemire, a 4-time All-Star and dominant power forward. Eventually, the deal fell off because of Stoudemire’s health, according to Kerr himself, but he was “very, very, close” of getting Steph.