Ric Bucher clarifies his report about Warriors star Stephen Curry possibly not returning this season
Bucher reported that Curry’s hand fracture, which required surgery, was worse than originally thought and the two-time MVP is “unlikely” to play again this season.
After the Warriors refuted his report through a story with the San Francisco Chronicle, Bucher is now saying Curry likely won’t return this season since the Dubs won’t be competitive once his hand has fully healed:
A clarification from my story today citing a source saying Steph Curry is likely to miss the remainder of the season: while the injury was worse than originally thought, he wouldn't play again this season because there's no competitive reason. Story is being updated.
— Ric Bucher (@RicBucher) November 8, 2019
Without Curry, the Warriors have no chance of making the playoffs. Heck, even with a healthy Curry, Draymond Green and D’Angelo Russell, the Dubs were going to have a difficult time reaching the postseason in the rugged Western Conference.
The Warriors basically see the writing on the wall. This will be a development season for the youngsters on the roster while Curry rehabs his hand. Curry is expected to miss at least three months after having surgery on his broken left hand.
In the four games he played in this season, Curry averaged 20.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 6.5 assists while shooting 40.9 percent from the field, just 24.3 percent from beyond the arc and a perfect 100 percent from the free-throw line.
Curry is making $40,231,758 this season. He signed a $200 million extension with the Warriors in the summer of 2017.