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Will Steph Curry play at FIBA World Cup 2023?

The impact Steph Curry had on the game of basketball is fascinating, and he is one of the biggest stars of our favorite sport worldwide. The majority of the teams participating at the 2023 FIBA World Cup will probably have more three-point attempts than mid-range shots, and that has a lot to do with Curry’s impact on the game. The fans in East Asia would love to see Curry’s magic in person and are wondering will Steph Curry play at FIBA World Cup.

Steph Curry
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Steph Curry has been a member of Team USA in the past but that will not be the case at the 2023 FIBA World Cup. The team is composed mainly by young players who could have use a veteran like Curry on the team. Still, Curry is not on the roster of head coach Gregg Popovich.

Steph Curry FIBA World Cup Resume

The four-time NBA champion has won two gold medals at the FIBA World Cups. In 2010 in Turkey, Curry averaged only 4.6 points per game which ranked him 160th in the tournament scoring 37 points in 8 games. He shot solid 37.5% from the three-point territory for the team that defeated the host in the finals. This may sound low for a player he is today, but at the time, Curry was coming off his rookie year in the NBA, and he was the third point guard on the team behind Derrick Rose and Russell Westbrook.

Four years later, Curry won his second gold in Spain. He averaged 10.7 points per game for Team USA who defeated Serbia in the finals. A fun fact is that Curry had a higher percentage (43.8) from the three-point line than overall field-goal percentage (40.8). He made a total of 21 three-pointers in the tournament, which was third most behind Serbia’s Milos Teodosic and his Warriors’ teammate Klay Thompson.

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