Following the Golden State Warriors’ Christmas loss to the Denver Nuggets, Stephen Curry expressed a powerful endorsement of Jonathan Kuminga, highlighting his significant impact on both offensive and defensive aspects for the team.
“He gives us a huge boost,” Curry said of Kuminga after the Warriors-Nuggets game. “We talk about it a lot. He applies pressure to the rim. Knocks down open shots. Defensively, he’s understanding where he’s supposed to be, how to guard on and off the ball. He just plays at a different pace that’s fun to watch. He gives us a lot. … We’re starting to find chemistry of where to get him the ball, how he can attack and him being able to use his athleticism and his ability to play one-on-one when necessary. But also can play that Warriors basketball, read-and-react stuff. He’s gotten a lot better at that, too, so he gives us a lot.”
In a 23-minute performance against the Nuggets, Kuminga contributed 13 points, five rebounds, and two assists, shooting 4-of-8 from the field and 5-of-8 from the free-throw line. Notably, he has been in the starting lineup for the Warriors in the last seven games.
With a season record of 15-15, the Golden State Warriors currently hold the 10th spot in the Western Conference standings. Jonathan Kuminga maintains an average of 12.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.2 assists, while Stephen Curry’s contributions include 27.9 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per game. The team, having won five of their last six games, aims to resume their winning streak against the Miami Heat on Thursday.