NBA most valuable player Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors told reporters Wednesday that he considered the Clippers' Chris Paul and Jamal Crawford to be among the best ballhandlers in the league, according to a tweet from ESPN's Mark Jones.
Paul, an eight-time All-Star, averaged 19.1 points, 10.2 assists, 1.9 steals and 2.3 turnovers a game for the Clippers this season. Crawford, a two-time winner of the NBA's sixth man of the year award, averaged 15.8 points, 2.5 assists and 1.4 turnovers.
Paul is known for his skillful ballhandling and unselfish play that seems to make his teammates better. Crawford is noted for his crossover dribble and his ability to shake a defender and create his own shot.
Despite having two of the strongest ballhandlers in the league, the Clippers were eliminated in the second round of the playoffs this season by the Houston Rockets. The Clippers have never made it past the second round of the playoffs in their 45-year franchise history.
The Warriors will play the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday in Oakland.