The moment Golden State Warriors fans have been waiting for happened Friday morning. Steve Kerr announced the upgrade to Stephen Curry’s injury status.
“He’s probable we’re listing him as probable,” Kerr told ClutchPoints. “Everything’s gone really well, so we expect him to play.”
Stephen Curry is listed as probable for tomorrow's game. Steve Kerr says he expects him to play.
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Curry played in a total of 64 games before his foot injury sidelined him for the remainder of the regular season. He averaged 25.5 points, 5.2 rebounds and 6.3 assists per night.
Now that we know Stephen Curry is likely playing on Saturday, the question about the game changes. The question is now how many minutes will the 3-point king play in his return. Steve Kerr announced earlier this week that Curry will be on some sort of minutes restrictions, and the conversation would probably begin Friday.
“The only thing I’ll say is he’s not playing 38 minutes,” Kerr told reporters. “I’m not going to give you a number because there are some variables involved. We’re planning on playing him if everything goes well, and bring him along slowly from there.”
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Curry playfully acted surprised when reporters asked him about his thoughts on a minutes restriction in the playoffs. Neither he nor Kerr would reveal the plan for him heading into Saturday’s game. Will he start? Will he come off the bench? These are questions we will get answers to before the game.
The one certain thing is Curry is feeling good, and the opportunity to see him, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green on the court together is coming sooner rather than later.