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At 12-2, Stephen Curry and the Warriors are off to the best start in franchise history.
Personally, Curry is averaging 26.6 points, 8.5 assists and 6 rebounds per game so far this season. All would be career high's if he keeps up the pace.
One Naismith Hall of Fame point guard had high praise for the Warriors' point guard.
Former Detroit Piston Isiah Thomas appeared on Sirius XM's Off the Dribble radio show on Thursday and was asked by host Brian Geltzeiler if Curry was the best point guard in the NBA.
"Well, I would agree with you in terms of him being the best point guard in the NBA right now. The second thing I would echo...Golden State last year, I believe, they were ranked 5th in the league in terms of defense, so they already had a defensive mindset. The great scorers and the people who have great offensive games, we don't necessarily give them credit sometimes as being the defenders," Thomas said.
Thomas went on to elaborate what Curry has added to his game.
"Where Steph and the Golden State Warriors have taken their defensive accumen to now, in terms of probably being #1 or #2 in the league now defensively definitely has come from (Curry's) mentality.
"If you look at what Mark Jackson put into the team, and then they have an assistant coach on the team by the name of Alvin Gentry, and I know Alvin, and I know some of the conversations he's having with Stephen Curry about dominating, about being defensively sound. Where Curry is now, he doesn't necessarily want to dominate you on the offensive side of the ball, but he's also trying to dominate you on the defensive side of the ball.
"The great players, and I'll use Jordan, Bird, Jabbar, Magic, those guys wanted to dominate the oppoent. When I played, I wanted to dominate the opponent, not just beat them. And where Curry is at right now, he wants to dominate his opponent. And night in, night out, he's dominating his position," Thomas concluded.