Head coach Steve Kerr told reporters "it's never been a question" that Curry will return this season after he broke his left hand on Oct. 30:
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Steve Kerr on the idea of holding out a healthy Steph Curry: “No. He’s perfectly healthy. If the point is he might get hurt, what’s the point of ever playing anybody? I guess the argument is we’re not making the playoffs. So, are we not trying to entertain our fans?” https://t.co/3I8VUmCN07
Curry has been traveling with the Warriors and participating in pregame warm-ups since January. Kerr recently told reporters that "a more thorough update" can be expected on March 1, and Curry participated in every aspect of Warriors practice except for the scrimmage on Tuesday.
Golden State began taking on a different look for the 2019-20 campaign when Klay Thompson tore his ACL in Game 6 of last season's NBA Finals against eventual champion Toronto. The 30-year-old has not played at all this season as a result.
Kevin Durant, who suffered a ruptured Achilles in Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals and has been out ever since, then departed the Warriors for the Brooklyn Nets via a sign-and-trade last summer. Golden State received point guard D'Angelo Russell in the deal. Russell was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Andrew Wiggins prior to the Feb. 6 deadline.
Things are so uncharacteristically dire right now in the Bay that All-Star forward Draymond Green joked Wednesday that he wants a buyout:
Once Curry and Thompson return to full strength, though, the Warriors will likely be back to looking like the squads that claimed back-to-back championships in 2017 and '18.
Curry only played four games before breaking his hand. He averaged 20.3 points, 6.5 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 28 minutes for the new-look Warriors.