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Steve Kerr compares Stephen Curry to Tim Duncan and Steve Nash

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Heading into the new season, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr recently declared that Stephen Curry is at his "absolute peak" and will be better than he has been in the last two years.

In the 2015-16 campaign, the four-time All-Star won his second consecutive MVP award and became the first player to receive the honour unanimously.

It's hard to see how Curry can top that year and reach an even higher level but it'll be scary for the rest of the league if he does so.

Since Kerr arrived in the Bay Area in 2014, Steph has blossomed under his guidance and developed into one of the best players in the league and arguably the greatest shooter in NBA history.

Having spent three years with the point guard, Kerr believes his rise over that time is comparable to some NBA legends.

"I've said it many times, he reminds me so much of Tim Duncan," Kerr said, according to 95.7 The Game's John Dickinson. "He's got this incredible package of skill, arrogance, and humility. That's a weird combination."

Despite playing in different positions, their influence over their respective championship teams is unquestionable.

With their style of play under Kerr, the Warriors have often been compared to the Phoenix Suns teams of the mid-2000s led by Steve Nash and coached by Mike D'Antoni.

The Dubs head coach spent time as a member of the Suns front office during that period and believes that Curry is a better version of Nash.

"Steph is like Nash on steroids," the coach said. "He's faster and quicker and he's shooting from 35 feet instead of 25 feet."

The three-point marksman saw his numbers dip slightly last season as he took more of a back seat to accommodate his new teammate Kevin Durant.

However, he still managed to finish 10th in scoring as he averaged 25.3 points per game and hit 324 three-pointers - the second-most for a season ever.

Being compared to future Hall of Famers like Duncan and Nash will be nice for Steph and his two MVP trophies certainly put him in the same class as that duo as they accomplished the same feat.

However, it'll be unlikely for the 29-year-old to achieve the prize again this year as he features on a roster that includes KD and two other All-Stars in Draymond Green and Klay Thompson.

The defending champions will begin their regular season campaign with a mouthwatering clash against the Houston Rockets on October 17.

Topics:
Golden State Warriors
Pacific Division
Western Conference
NBA
Stephen Curry
Kevin Durant
Oklahoma City Thunder
Northwest Division

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