Paul Pierce believes Stephen Curry’s injury could be a ‘blessing in disguise’ for Warriors
Paul Pierce put a positive spin on a negative event. The Golden State Warriors are being ravaged by injuries. Stephen Curry suffered a broken hand in their game against the Phoenix Suns last Wednesday. With Curry set to miss at least three months due to the injury, it’s officially tank season in Dub Nation.
Former Finals MVP and ESPN TV analyst Paul Pierce gave his take on The Jump and believes that Curry’s injury might actually be a “blessing in disguise” for the Warriors.
“With Klay being out for the year, the roster moves… Maybe this is a blessing in disguise. You never want to see anybody get hurt. They can get a lottery pick, maybe build from that.”
The Curry injury was the final blow for Golden State to concede the season six games into their campaign. As brutal as Curry’s loss was, it may actually turn around their fortunes for the better.
Obviously, it doesn’t look good now and it’s going to be a long season for the franchise that has been so used to winning over the past five seasons. After going to five straight finals and winning three championships, the Warriors entered the 2019-20 season with a completely revamped roster and some injuries to some of their key rotation players.
Given all those factors paired with their dismal start to the season, it might be best for Golden State to take a forward-looking approach and call it a lost season. They should just take advantage of this opportunity to develop and play their young prospects in the hopes that they can contribute next season when Curry and Klay Thompson come back healthy.