Warriors Guard Stephen Curry Named 2014-15 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player
Curry Joins Wilt Chamberlain As The Only MVP Winners In Warriors History
Warriors guard Stephen Curry is the winner of the Maurice Podoloff Trophy as the 2014-15 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry is the winner of the Maurice Podoloff Trophy as the 2014-15 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player, the league announced today. Curry is the second player in Warriors history to be named MVP—and the first in the team’s West Coast Era (since 1962-63)—joining Wilt Chamberlain, who earned the honor as a rookie with the Philadelphia Warriors in 1959-60.
Curry, 27, led the Warriors to a franchise-record and NBA-best 67 wins in 2014-15 (67-15, .817) and helped the Warriors capture their first Pacific Division title since 1975-76. Golden State is just the 10th team in NBA history to win 67 games in a single season.
In 80 games (all starts), the sixth-year guard posted averages of 23.8 points (sixth in the NBA), 7.7 assists (sixth), 4.3 rebounds and 2.04 steals (fourth) in 32.7 minutes, the fewest minutes played by an MVP in league history. Curry led the league in three-point field goals for a third consecutive season, hitting 286 threes to break his own NBA-record for single-season three-pointers, and ranked third in three-point percentage (.443) while leading the league in free throw percentage (.914). Curry also led the league in both plus/minus (+11.5) and Net Rating (17.0).
From a panel of 129 voters that consisted of sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada, as well as an NBA.com MVP fan vote, Curry totaled 1,198 points, including 100 first-place votes.
One of the most prolific shooters in NBA history, Curry hit a three-pointer in all but one of his 80 games in 2014-15, including each of his last 73 contests, giving him at least one three in 148 of his last 149 regular-season games. With season highs of 51 points and 10 three-pointers on Feb. 4 vs. Dallas, Curry became the only player in league history to register multiple games with at least 50 points and 10 three-pointers (also Feb. 27, 2013 at New York).
Curry was named Kia Western Conference Player of the Month for games played in October/November, becoming the first player in franchise history to win three career monthly honors, and earned Western Conference Player of the Week accolades twice this season (November 9 & March 29). An All-Star starter in each of the last two seasons, in 2015 Curry became the first Warrior since Rick Barry in 1976 to lead the league in All-Star votes.
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The Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, who set a single-season record for three-pointers made and led the league's best regular-season team in scoring, assists and steals, has won the 2014-15 Kia N
An extremely active member of the Bay Area community, Curry was the recipient of the 2013-14 Seasonlong Kia Community Assist Award, which recognizes the NBA player who best reflects the passion that the league and its players have for giving back to their communities.
For the sixth consecutive season, the NBA and Kia Motors America (KMA) gave fans the opportunity to submit votes by ranking their top five choices through a dedicated Web page on NBA.com. The fan vote counted as one vote toward determining the winner. Players were awarded 10 points for each first-place vote, seven points for each second-place vote, five points for each third-place vote, three points for each fourth-place vote and one point for each fifth-place vote.
The NBA MVP trophy is named in honor of the late Maurice Podoloff, the first commissioner of the NBA who served from 1946 until his retirement in 1963.
As part of its support of the Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award, KMA will donate on behalf of Curry an all-new and more capable than ever 2016 Kia Sorento LX CUV to the East Oakland Youth Development Center, which develops the social and leadership capacities of youth and young adults.
Below are the voting results for the 2014-15 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award. The balloting was tabulated by the independent accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP.
2014-15 KIA NBA MOST VALUABLE PLAYER AWARD RESULTS
|Player, Team||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||5th||Total Points|
|Stephen Curry, Golden State||100||26||3||--||1||1,198|
|James Harden, Houston||25||87||13||4||--||936|
|LeBron James, Cleveland||5||12||62||32||12||552|
|Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City||--||5||33||41||29||352|
|Anthony Davis, New Orleans||--||--||9||35||53||203|
|Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers||--||--||10||15||29||124|
|LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland||--||--||--||1||3||6|
|Marc Gasol, Memphis||--||--||--||1||--||3|
|Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers||--||--||--||1||--||3|
|Tim Duncan, San Antonio||--||--||--||--||1||1|
|Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio||--||--||--||--||1||1|
|Klay Thompson, Golden State||--||--||--||--||1||1|