"..."Curry," Walsh answered when asked whether he would have taken Stephen Curry or Ricky Rubio. "Not only is he a great shooter but he can get his shot on anyone. Opponents look at his baby face and figure they can manhandle him. Meanwhile he tore up every top-rated guard he went up against at our workout, including Tyreke Evans, who might be the best player in the draft next to Blake Griffin..."Interesting that Curry would be the pick over Rubio in my opinion based on the fact that Rubio seems to fit D'Antoni's style a little better. Granted, I liked Curry as a facilitator and shot maker given space, but I thought Walsh for sure was targeting Rubio and heard several things of the like.
That being said, Walsh didn't aggressively move in on Curry or move up one spot to take him at #7, which makes me wonder just how much in love they were with him. And judging from what's coming out of Golden State, Curry isn't a great fit with teammate Monta Ellis.