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December 6, 2018, 3:00 am

NBA Star Power Index: Stephen Curry staring at historic 50-50-90 season; LeBron James' Lakers sneaking up

Also, Markelle Fultz finally has a diagnosis, and the most important Greek Freak number might be his least sexy stat

NBA Star Power Index: Stephen Curry staring at historic 50-50-90 season; LeBron James' Lakers sneaking up
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Welcome back to the NBA Star Power Index -- a time period gage of the players who are most dominant the buzz about the league. Reminder: Inclusion on this list isn't needfully a good thing. It merely means that you're capturing the NBA world's attention. Also, this is not a ranking. The players catalogued are in no peculiar command as it pertains to the buzz they're generating. This file will run all Wednesday done the end of the daily season. 

View Profile Stephen Curry GS • PG • 30 FG%51.6 3P%49.0 FT%93.3 3P/G5.071

Curry returned from an 11-game absence due to a left groin strain by scoring 57 points on 47 percent 3-point shooting (9 of 19) over two games. So, yeah, he's not exactly rusty. For the season, Curry is averaging over 29 points a game while shooting 51 percent from the field, 49 percent from three and 93 percent from the free-throw line. He has a legitimate shot at the NBA's first 50-50-90 season (with the qualifying amount of attempts in all three categories), which is unthinkable given the volume and difficulty of his shots.

The only thing more utterly insane than these numbers is the fact that we have pretty much come to take them for granted with Curry, who flew out of the gate with 18 first-quarter points in his second game back vs. Atlanta:

Steph Curry just dropped 18 PTS (6/7 FG, 4/5 3FG) in the first quarter in Atlanta ...

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