Curry's Personal Trainer Says Steph Is ‘not Even Close' to Peaking

In 2015-16, Steph Curry became the only unanimous MVP in NBA history. He averaged 30.1 points, 6.7 assists, 5.4 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game, while shooting 45.4 percent from deep (making 402 3-pointers in the process).

He was fantastic again in 2016-17 (Second-Team All-NBA), and was even better last season despite playing in only 51 games.

So what does he have in store for this season?

"I might be delusional but I feel like I can get better at putting the ball in the basket," Curry told Ben Cohen of The Wall Street Journal. "If I'm not at my peak, I'm right there in terms of how much better I can get, and I want to stay there."

Curry's personal trainer, Brandon Payne, disagrees with the five-time All-Star... a way that should excite Warriors fans.

"He's not even close (to peaking)," Payne told the WSJ. "That talk for him is very, very premature. It's not even in our thought process."

If Payne is correct, then the league's general managers are sleeping on Curry.

Here are the results to the question: "Who will win the MVP in 2018-19?" in last week's GM Survey:

1) LeBron James -- 30 percent
2) Kevin Durant -- 27 percent
3) Anthony Davis -- 17 percent
4) James Harden -- 10 percent 

Curry appeared in the "also receiving votes" catgeory but it seems like he's flying under the radar right now.

He missed the Warriors' preseason game in Seattle last Friday. But in the exhibition opener vs Minnesota, he made his first four 3-pointers and finished with 21 points in 20 minutes.

That's not surprising when you consider what he told 95.7 The Game during Media Day:

"It's been the best summer I've had in terms of my training (and) my preparation for a season."

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

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