Despite the rough introduction to the NBA, Curry doesn't seem to be losing confidence. He's usually running the point when he's in the game, and the Warriors have encouraged him to continue being aggressive looking for his shot, and he's followed orders.
"He doesn't worry about the stat sheet, because he knows that's only going to tell half the story of the game if he continues to play," Warriors assistant coach Keith Smart said. "Of course, I'm sure at Davidson he's had games where he couldn't buy a bucket, but you got to keep playing."
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"I remember he said, 'My next shot I feel is always going in. And all of a sudden it started to go in. What he has to do when he gets in those 0 and 8 slumps, my best thing to do is get to the basket, get a foul, go to the free throw line and see them going in. Because he's going to play with some other better players where he may not get as many attempts, he won't get as many attempts, he's got to figure out a way to manufacture points when your shot is not going in."
Curry has averaged seven free-throw attempts per game, showing a surprising ability to get into the paint and attack the basket. And to his credit, even though he's continued to look for his own shot, it hasn't come at the expense of his teammates -- he also finished with eight assists on Tuesday, and has averaged 4.5 in his first four games.
While Curry was usually the first, second and third option at Davidson, he's now surrounded with capable scoring options, and seems to be building a strong rapport with Anthony Randolph, in particular.
"[The pro game is] more open and I can make more plays as a point guard, being able to get my teammates involved and things like that," Curry said. "From a 'fun' standpoint, it's more enjoyable for me being able to make plays and play with talented guys like Randolph and other guys who can score.
"I'm still trying to learn all the names of plays and knowing where to be, and as a point guard you got to be the first one to tell everybody where to be, so that's a struggle. But I like the the freedom to make plays and get in the gaps and the way we work off each other. It's going to be fun to come into practice and games and play that kind of system everyday, so I'm looking forward to that."
The question that's come up several times throughout Curry's stay in Las Vegas is whether he's qualified to handle point guard duties in the regular season, a job ostensibly belonging to Monta Ellis. Truth be told, neither Curry nor Ellis are a "pure" point guard, and in Golden State's up-tempo offense, just about anybody can trigger the fast break.
"If you get a rebound, even Anthony can bring it up and me and Monta are running the wings, or whoever gets the ball, we're running the wings and get up and down," Curry said. "I think coach Smart has told me, you're a guard, whatever that means, just play. And that's what we did."