Stephen Curry hasn’t played since injuring his ankle on March 8 against the San Antonio Spurs. Counting that game (he only played a few minutes, he’s missed 22 of the Golden State Warriors 71 games this season.
But it looks like he may finally be coming back. According to team sources, Curry is targeting the Warriors next game - Friday against the Atlanta Hawks - for his return.
Curry’s return would be a very welcome sign for the Warriors. With Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant still sidelined with a thumb and rib fracture, respectively, and Draymond Green exiting last night’s game, the team is more than a little banged up. Having the face of their franchise back on the court would be really important, especially since the team is understandably struggling.
Still, health is far and away the most important thing. The Dubs are pretty much locked into the second seed, so wins don’t matter to much right now. At the moment, it’s all about getting healthy, and establishing chemistry and a good rhythm.
If Curry’s ankle is 100% ready to go, then that helps both categories.