Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors is already shooting without a brace on his left hand, a good sign of an impending return.
Per Anthony Slater of The Athletic, Curry worked out with shooting coaches Steve Nash and Bruce Fraser using his left hand without any type of wrap or brace — the first time working out with it since he injured it on Oct. 30 against the Phoenix Suns.
Right after Curry broke his left hand, the Warriors revealed that he would be re-evaluated in three months. The end of January is the end of those three months. And Curry's new workout may be a sign that the two-time MVP's return will come sooner than expected.
Steph Curry getting in another shooting workout pregame tonight, using left hand without any type of wrap/brace https://t.co/FYTgHAektt
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) January 9, 2020
Head coach Steve Kerr revealed earlier in the season that their goal is the development of their new players. They already knew that this was going to be their direction. As such, even if Curry returns healthy and ready to go, the Warriors won't likely aggressively push for a postseason appearance.
After all, the Dubs sport a 9-29 record for the last place in the West. Even with Curry in the lineup, the Warriors will still be without Klay Thompson and the rest of their core group of veterans whom they lost over the summer.
So Warriors fans may need to temper their expectations. Curry may be close to a comeback but this doesn't necessarily mean that the Warriors are out to dominate once again. But as a world-class organization, expect their resurgence to come sooner than later.