Warriors’ Stephen Curry admits sitting out with hand injury is the ‘hardest thing’ he has experienced
The Golden State Warriors’ transitional season is in full effect and besides the stark contrast going from one of the NBA’s most dominant teams to the worst record in the league, Stephen Curry has struggled sitting through it all.
The two-time MVP broke his left hand four games into the season and has been sidelined ever since, still likely a couple of months away from a return. Curry admitted being unable to help his team on the court has been tough.
“This is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do,” Curry, who is out until at least February with a broken left hand, told Marcus Thompson II of The Athletic. “I’ve always been (injured) mostly during the offseason. That year was the lockout year, so it was a much shorter time on the shelf. I’m going to lose my mind.”
The Warriors lost their three best players in a span of six games — starting with Kevin Durant in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, Klay Thompson in Game 6, and Curry four games down the road in 2019-20.
Plagued by a slew of injuries through the early stretch of this new season, the Warriors have been forced to trot out eight- and nine-man rotations without a superstar like Curry to help them to a fighting chance. New addition D’Angelo Russell and Draymond Green have been in and out of the starting lineup with their respective injuries, which has contributed to the roster mayhem.
Golden State will have to be careful bringing back Curry in February, as there isn’t much worth playing for this season as the Warriors look into the NBA Draft Lottery in the coming months.