Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr says there’s still a chance superstar point guard Stephen Curry won’t make his return to the lineup on Sunday against the Washington Wizards.
Kerr says the Warriors want to see Curry get more scrimmage time:
Kerr says the Warriors would like to get Steph Curry some more scrimmage time before he returns. Kerr notes that Curry will play whenever he is ready — and there’s still a chance Curry will not be ready by Sunday.
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It should be noted that Kerr has said all along that sitting Curry for the rest of the season was never in consideration, adding that both NBA and Warriors fans deserve to watch Curry play this year.
Kerr has also added that he wants Curry to develop on-court chemistry with newcomer Andrew Wiggins and younger players on the team to watch how Curry conducts himself in practice.
Curry was averaging 20.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game on the season before he hurt his hand. He was shooting 40.9 percent from the field, 24.3 percent from beyond the arc and a perfect 100 percent from the free throw line in four contests.
Curry loves to play ball and he hasn’t been in his element for so long. It must be killing the two-time MVP and three-time champion to not be out there on the floor competing with his teammates, especially with all the losing he’s been watching this season.
After going to the NBA Finals five straight seasons and winning three titles, the Warriors have been humbled this season. They have the worst record in the NBA and will miss the postseason for the first time in the Kerr era.