Steve Kerr claims Thursday return ‘definitely a possibility’ for Stephen Curry
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said it’s “definitely a possibility” that Stephen Curry could return to the court for Thursday’s NBA Finals rematch with the Toronto Raptors at the Chase Center, per Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Curry has been out since Oct. 30 with a broken metacarpal in his left hand. No official announcement has been made on Curry’s status yet.
The March 1 contest against the Washington Wizards was the initial target return date for Steph, but the Warriors opted to take extra-precautionary measures, which Curry was understandably not entirely thrilled about.
Golden State assigned the two-time MVP to the organization’s G League affiliate, the Santa Cruz Warriors, on Monday, where he spent the day practicing and scrimmaging. Warriors broadcaster Kevin Danna shared details from Curry’s scrimmage, and it certainly sounds like he looked like vintage Steph. The Warriors announced Curry would return “at some point in March” after his brief stint with Santa Cruz, and a report suggested a “growing expectation” about Thursday as a return date.
Curry’s impending return brings a welcome dose of excitement at the end of an injury-riddled first season at Chase Center for Warriors fans (not that they can complain too much) — plus an opportunity for Curry and Andrew Wiggins to get some reps together.
Golden State (13-48) has the worst record in basketball and is a virtual lock for a top-three pick, even with Curry set to return to the lineup. The Dubs will expect to be back in contention when next season opens with a healthy roster and a potential top draft pick on board. They could also potentially use that draft pick in a potential trade for more proven talent. This should only be a one-year stint at the bottom of the NBA before a return to glory.