Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry finally made it back on the floor in the team’s preseason opener against the Denver Nuggets. His first game back didn’t get to see Curry’s best performance but head coach Steve Kerr admitted that it was still a relief for everyone to see.
“It’s always just great to see him out on the floor,” Kerr said via ESPN. “And I think he looks really good physically, that’s the main thing. He worked so hard in the offseason and he’s in great shape. And now it’s just a matter of getting his timing and his rhythm down, but he’s definitely a sight for sore eyes.”
The former MVP had a rough outing as he only tallied 10 points on 3-of-10 shooting from the field including three assists and a rebound through 21 minutes played. His fellow starters also struggled from the field with Andrew Wiggins recording eight points in 18 minutes while Kelly Oubre finished with 10 points and four rebounds in 22 minutes.
Returning veteran Kent Bazemore led the way with 13 points and five rebounds as the Warriors narrowly snagged a tight 107-105 victory as they faced a tough matchup against the Nuggets.
The Warriors are expected to have an adjustment period before they get to find their chemistry on the court with all the new faces on the team. Klay Thompson’s recent Achilles injury also makes things much more complicated for Dub Nation in the upcoming season.
Nonetheless, having a player in the caliber of Stephen Curry at the helm will always be an advantage for any team on the floor. He will aim to be at the forefront of the Warriors’ attack as they hope to regain their status as title contenders in the Western Conference moving forward.