Every fan of the Golden State Warriors is waiting for the return of Stephen Curry. Unfortunately, they’re going to have to wait a little bit longer, as the team announced that Curry will be out until Tuesday, March 20, at which point he will be re-evaluated.
Warriors injury report for tomorrow's game vs. the Lakers: pic.twitter.com/80DmJXRYgQ— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) March 14, 2018
That means that Curry will miss tomorrow’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Friday’s game against the Sacramento Kings, Saturday’s game against the Phoenix Suns, and Monday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs. Golden State then has three days off before a game against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, March 23, which seems like a pretty likely time to see a Curry return.
Curry has already missed 17 games this season, plus all but two minutes of Thursday’s game against the Spurs, when he re-injured his ankle.
The good news is that Curry’s injury doesn’t appear to be serious, and the rest seems to be strictly for precaution, and as a chance to get the recurring injury to heal fully. Reporter Anthony Slater called the injury “minor”, and noted that Curry would be playing tomorrow were it a more important game.
All these injuries, including Curry's, are minor by NBA standards. They'd be playing if tomorrow was Game 1 of West Finals. But with #1 seed fading, expect a ton of rest nights the final month. https://t.co/AEUDYa5Ytq— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) March 14, 2018
It looks like Steve Kerr is taking the Gregg Popovich approach, and not going all-out for the top seed. Seems like a good idea in my book.
As for other injuries, there is some good news: Andre Iguodala and Jordan Bell are expected to return from their respective injuries for tomorrow’s game. However, David West is still out with an arm cyst, and Draymond Green will miss the game with shoulder soreness, so the Dubs will “only” have two All-Stars.
As long as Curry is healthy for the playoffs, who cares.