Paul Pierce reveals why he thinks Warriors star Stephen Curry will play again this season
Curry told reporters on Monday he “definitely” expects to return at some point this season for the Warriors. The two-time MVP and three-time champion broke his hand on October 30th and underwent surgery on November 1st.
“There’s a lot of legacy things on the line for him,” Pierce said on ESPN’s The Jump. “Why would he want to waste a whole year? If he has a chance to come back, he’s gonna come back. He has records that he’s gonna break. He’s just gonna add to his legacy, whether it be more points, 3’s, whatever kind of statistics he’s gonna put up just like we saw Kobe (Bryant) do in his last few years when he passed Michael Jordan.”
Before he got hurt, Curry was averaging 20.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game while shooting 40.9 percent from the field, 24.3 percent from beyond the arc and a perfect 100 percent from the free-throw line.
Curry signed a five-year, $201 million deal with the Warriors back in the summer of 2017. He’s making $40.2 million this season.
By the time Curry is cleared to play, the Warriors will likely be way out of the playoff picture. However, like Pierce said, Curry will likely play since he loves the game of basketball and has records to break.