Stephen Curry begins traveling with Warriors
Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry is still recovering from surgery to repair a broken hand he suffered in October. However, he has now begun traveling with the team and will be present on its current road trip, according to Connor Letorneau of The San Francisco Chronicle.
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr says that Curry has “just started” getting on to the court and doing some things in practice but says that he has a “long way to go,” per Mark Medina of USA TODAY.
Golden State will re-evaluate Curry on Feb. 1, according to Kerr.
Curry suffered his hand injury during a loss to the Phoenix Suns back on Oct. 31. The silver lining in Curry’s injury was that it occurred on his non-shooting hand, meaning recovery will be smoother than if he had hurt his shooting hand.
In the four games Curry played before the injury, he largely struggled, averaging 20.3 points, 6.5 assists, five rebounds and 1.3 steals over 28 minutes per game while shooting 40.9 percent from the floor, 24.3 percent from three-point range and 100 percent from the free-throw line.
The 31-year-old, who played his collegiate basketball at Davidson, was originally selected by the Warriors with the seventh overall pick of the 2009 NBA Draft, and has gone on to be one of the most important players of the past decade.
Curry experienced some ankle issues early on his career, particularly in 2011-12 when he played in just 26 games, but since then, he has, for the most part, remained healthy, although nicks and bruises limited him to 51 and 69 contests, respectively, in 2017-18 and 2018-19.
A two-time NBA MVP and three-time champion, Curry has made six straight All-Star appearances, a streak that will obviously come to an end this season.
Curry owns career averages of 23.5 points, 6.6 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game.