Curry is a historical marvel shooting wise. he doesn't need to limit himself to way that works for different players who don't have his skill set. He shoots 40% but he's also high volume while giving you 10 dimes most nights. Him shooting 40% on 3's > shooting above 50% from the field.
He's on his way to being a better scoring version of Phoenix Steve Nash.
I guess with Curry I'll just have to see him prove that this style of play can consistently get 50 wins, deep playoff runs, etc. because scorers who rely that heavily on their jumpshot normally don't do that well as far as success is concerned.
But I do understand that Curry's a special player in regards to how spectacular of a shooter he is. Shooter 40 plus percent from deep at the volume that he takes them at makes it worth it because of the amount of extra points that he picks up in doing so. However, I'm still hesitant on the style of play.
2 out of the last 3 champions (last year's Heat and the 2011 Mavs) were top 5 in three point attempt rate and the '09 Magic led the league, so I'm not buying Chuck's favorite line "live by the jump shot, die by the jump shot." You can have playoff success shooting a lot of threes.