Steph Curry has been determined to return to the Golden State Warriors lineup on Sunday when the team faces off against the Washington Wizards. However, while Curry himself has stated that he wants to return on Match 1, other members of the organization decided on Friday that the superstar guard will not return for the Wizards game as they want the two-time MVP to have more practice time before he returns.
After Sunday, the Warriors face off against the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday. Per Anthony Slater of The Athletic, there is ‘nearly zero’ chance that Curry returns against the Nuggets due to the road atmosphere and high altitude in Denver.
After that, the next chance for Curry to return would be on Thursday night against the Toronto Raptors in a nationally televised game on TNT.
Curry has been out for the majority of the season after suffering a hand injury in the first month of the season. The 6-foot-3 guard played just four games for the Warriors before being sidelined where he averaged 20.3 points, 6.5 assists and 5.0 rebounds per game while shooting 40.9 percent from the field and 24.3 percent from deep.
With the injury to Curry and his backcourt mate Klay Thompson as well as the departure of superstar forward Kevin Durant to the Brooklyn Nets, Golden State has gone from perennial title contenders to Western Conference bottom feeders in less than a year.
Through 59 games, the Warriors are 12-47 and own the worst record in the West.