Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry scrimmaged with the Santa Cruz Warriors, the team’s G-League affiliate, on Monday. Santa Cruz broadcaster Kevin Danna shared details about how the two-time MVP looked in his first organized basketball since breaking his right hand in late October.
“He missed his first couple of shots as he was kind of getting his legs underneath him, but then he started going. And once he started hitting, he didn’t go back to missing much, ” Danna said on KNBR 680 radio. Steph also got some shots up after running with the Sea Dubs.
Stephen Curry gettin’ in work post practice with the @GLeagueWarriors pic.twitter.com/9L4VQLMoXN
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) March 2, 2020
Curry’s shooting stroke seemed in good form, per Danna’s recap: “When it came down to ‘crunch time,’ he was going up against Jonathon Simmons…There was one play where Simmons was ‘on him on him’ about 25-26 feet out — right side of the floor — Steph just rose up and drilled one in his face.”
“There was another time where he had the ball on the left side of the floor and Santa Cruz head coach Kris Weems said, ‘Set a screen for him.’ Steph just shot the three from 27-28 feet, drills it. It was definitely fun to see.”
Steph has undergone two surgeries for his broken hand, which has limited him to just four games this season. March 1st had been targeted as a return date, but nerve damage and fitness-related precautionary measures postponed his return.
Danna also shared one more detail about Curry’s brief G-League stint:
Santa Cruz Warriors voice @kevo408 to Papa & Lund on KNBR: "DeMarcus Cousins came down with a driver last year & security. That's to be expected. Nothing wrong with that at all. Steph just drove himself down, parked across the street, walked in the building like it was nothing."
— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) March 2, 2020
The Warriors’ NBA affiliate will head to Denver on Tuesday and return to the Chase Center for a Finals rematch with the Toronto Raptors on Thursday.