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There is no need for Curry to play this season
Stephen Curry has been plagued all season by a lingering right ankle injury that he had surgery on in the offseason.
The injury has limited Curry to only 26 games played and a career-worst season. Curry is averaging career-lows with 14.7 points and 5.3 assists per game. It's clear that the injury has hurt Curry all season, and he has not played since March 11th.
When healthy, Curry is one of the best young guards in the league. He can be a lethal shooter and is becoming a better point guard. If Curry and Bogut were both healthy, the Warriors could have a dangerous high-low combination.
There is simply no need for Curry to play at all the rest of this season. Golden State is in the 13th spot in the Western Conference standings, and the playoffs will not be in their future this season. There is no need to increase the risk of injury for Curry if the team is not going to make the playoffs.
The biggest reason that the Warriors need to sit Curry is to secure a high first-round draft pick. If they finish in the bottom seven of the league, the Warriors will retain their draft pick that currently belongs to the Utah Jazz. If they do not, the Warriors will draft in the bottom of the first round, in place of the San Antonio Spurs, a result of the Richard Jefferson trade.
If the Warriors finish in the bottom seven, they can pick a potential star in the draft. The Warriors could select Harrison Barnes, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist or Terrence Jones to be their future small forward. Drafting one of those players could give the Warriors a very talented offense.