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Warriors say Stephen Curry will return ‘at some point in March’

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Contrary to previous reports of Golden State Warriors superstar Steph Curry eyeing a March 1 return, the Warriors say a Sunday return is not in the cards. They have not set a specific return date for their star guard, but reiterated on Saturday that it will be in some time in March.

According to the press release, Curry is still recovering from a broken hand that he suffered all the way back on October 30. The two-time MVP is now participating in full scrimmages and will practice with the Santa Cruz Warriors of the G-League prior to his return.

If Curry doesn’t play on March 1 against the Washington Wizards, his next opportunities will be on Tuesday in an away game against the Denver Nuggets, and then a Thursday night game against the Toronto Raptors on TNT in a rematch of the 2019 NBA Finals.

Curry played just four games for the Warriors this season before being sidelined. In those games, the 6-foot-3 guard 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. It was a relatively slow start for the two-time MVP, but his season was cut short by injury before he could find his footing.

The injuries to Curry and his backcourt mate Klay Thompson, as well as the departure of former MVP Kevin Durant to the Brooklyn Nets in free agency, have seen Golden State go from title contenders to Western Conference bottom-feeders in less than a year. Thompson suffered a torn ACL in Game 6 of the NBA Finals and has been ruled out from returning at any point in the 2019-20 season.

At 12-47 through 59 games, the Warriors have the worst record in the West and are expected to have a top pick in the upcoming draft.