LAS VEGAS -- Two years ago,
"Look at some of [the] names," Arenas said. "
As I watched Warriors rookie
Watching him play, I get that feeling, and I just know he's going to become an impressive player. It's his lean frame that's bound to pop with muscles in the next few years; his fluid shooting stroke; his never-ruffled demeanor that's exemplified by the way he chews on his mouth guard during breaks in the action (recalling the way
Curry has struggled with his shooting in Vegas, but he did score 16 points against the Rockets in his debut, collect 29 against fellow lottery pick
"I've gone through slumps before," Curry said. "They are nothing new to me. I always feel like I am going to turn it around."
When Curry feels that confidence, so too do those watching him.
"He's a guy that doesn't worry about the stat sheet," Warriors assistant coach
If Curry gets up to speed quickly in the the regular season (Smart believes his learning curve "is going to be drastically shorter than people think"), the Warriors have the makings of an explosive backcourt.
• Knicks president
"I think he feels like he has to lose another 20 [pounds] to be able to play," Walsh said.
Walsh added he was pleased with the way Curry looked after struggling with weight and conditioning problems last season.
"I think he has progressed a great deal," Walsh said. "He worked out with us and he looked really light on his feet. It's not a specific weight he has to get to. When he loses fat and gets muscle, he's going to lose weight but not as quickly as everyone might want him to. His [good] weight should be when he can go out there and keep up with our pace."
• Former Nets and Warriors point guard guard
"I've been working out a lot," Williams said. "I had to get my rhythm back and tighten everything up. I feel a little quicker."