Warriors point guard Stephen Curry is on pace to the lead the NBA in free-throw shooting and to pass Rick Barry with the franchise's best single-season percentage, but the team brass wants more. "If you're going to lead the league in free-throw shooting, you might as well find a way to get to the line more often," general manager Larry Riley said. Curry went into Wednesday's game shooting 93.1 percent from the foul line, which would pass Barry's 92.4 percent from 1977-78. It would also make Curry the first Warrior to lead the league since Mark Price did it in 1996-97 with a 90.6 percentage. But Curry has gotten to the line only 217 times, a far cry from the league's most-fouled point guards, Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (601 free-throw attempts) and Chicago's Derrick Rose (519). "You've got to learn how to get in there and bait the guy to foul you," coach Keith Smart said. "Over time, he'll figure it out. He'll learn the nuances of inviting a player to foul him."
Stephen Curry needs to draw more fouls
San Francisco Chronicle | Apr 7