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Warriors coach Steve Kerr provides update on Stephen Curry despite absence from minicamp

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Golden State Warriors superstar point guard Stephen Curry isn’t with the team at the in-market bubble, but he has been in touch with head coach Steve Kerr.

Kerr, whose Warriors had the worst record in the NBA in 2019-20 before games were suspended in March, believes Curry is primed to have a “phenomenal” 2020-21 season since the sharpshooter has been working his tail off while away from the team.

“I just saw Steph a few weeks ago, maybe two weeks before this camp started,” Steve Kerr said about Warriors star Stephen Curry, via NBC Sports Bay Area.

“Maybe I’m wrong, maybe it was three weeks before camp. But he was coming into our building quite a bit and getting plenty of work in and he looked in amazing shape. It’s not at all surprising. I’ve never been around anybody who prepares any better than Steph. He’s going to leave no stone unturned.

“We’ve been in touch and texted in the last week, and I have no doubt that he’s working his tail off and he’s going to have a phenomenal season for us. There’s little doubt in my mind because I’ve seen the conditioning and the work that he’s put in, and he looks better than ever.”

Curry was only able to play in five games in 2019-20. The Warriors legend broke his left hand in the fourth game of the season against the Phoenix Suns and needed two surgeries before he was able to play again.

Steph played in one game for the Warriors after his return, but then the COVID-19 hiatus kicked in. The two-time MVP finished the 2019-20 season with averages of 20.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 6.6 assists.

The Warriors should be back in the playoffs next season with Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins leading the way. The Dubs also have the second overall pick in the 2020 draft.