Don't hate on the writer, he makes some really good points here. Stop drinking the koolaid for a few weeks and your eyes suddenly pop open...Evidently, they never looked at his heart. He's a nice young man, but while just 21, he never will be ready to shoulder the burden of reviving a sorry team in his hometown. It's too imposing a chore for anyone, much less a gentle giant who understands what the Jordan Dynasty meant to this city and surely feels more pressure because of it.
Curry, more than anyone else, can bring the biggest return in a deal. Much as Paxson wants to think Curry and Tyson Chandler can develop into a mighty tandem, there is more reason to think they'll fall short of expectations as the second and fourth picks in the 2001 draft.
A superstar plays on both ends of the court, not one. If Curry were a project taken low in the first round, his growth curve could move at a slower pace. But people are tiring of alternating scenes of Good Eddy and Bad Eddy, Inspired Eddy and Snoozing Eddy, Lean Eddy and Burger King Eddy. Why it took him three years just to get into game shape is an indictment of Bill Cartwright and Tim Floyd, but mostly of Curry. It shows he doesn't have the mental discipline to make it big.