Warriors news: Stephen Curry, Draymond Green out vs. Sixers
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Stephen Curry, Draymond Green out vs. Sixers

Warriors, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry will not play in his team’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday due to an illness, according to Anthony Slater of The Athletic.

Draymond Green will also be sidelined as a result of knee soreness.

Curry made his return after a four-month absence this past Thursday, finishing with 23 points, seven assists and six rebounds in 27 minutes in a loss to the Toronto Raptors.

The two-time MVP had been shelved since late October due to a broken hand that ultimately required surgery.

In the five games he has played this season, Curry has labored with his shot, shooting just 40.2 percent from the floor and 24.5 percent from three-point range. He is averaging 20.8 points, 6.6 assists, 5.2 boards and one steal over 27.8 minutes per game.

The soon-to-be-32-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.

He immediately flashed his perimeter-shooting prowess in his rookie campaign, making 43.7 percent of his long-distance tries. Curry has never shot under 40 percent from three-point range and is a lifetime 43.5 percent shooter from deep.

The Charlotte native won back-to-back MVP awards in 2015 and 2016 and propelled Golden State to five straight NBA Finals appearances between 2015 and 2019, collecting three championships during that span.

However, both Curry and the Dubs are in uncharted territory this season, as the Warriors are fighting for the No. 1 overall pick in the draft rather than a title.

The Warriors are just 14-49 and sit at the bottom of the Western Conference standings.