Stephen Curry is eyeing a return to NBA Action on Sunday, March 1. He has been sidelined since October 30 with a broken hand. During the fourth game of the season against the Suns, Aron Baynes landed on his hand, breaking it. It needed surgery to be repaired.
The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported his official return on Tuesday evening, via Twitter.
The two-time MVP was needed badly in Golden State’s lineup this year. Since losing Kevin Durant to free agency, and losing Klay Thompson to injury in the 2019 NBA Finals, he needed to shoulder a large load for the Warriors.
Instead, he has been out for four months and the Warriors’ record has fallen to the worst in the entire league. Quite a steep drop after five-straight NBA Finals appearances, including three championship wins. Their offensive mainstay has been Draymond Green, who was not ever as big of an offensive powerhouse as a defensive one.
Having Curry return to the lineup with a record of 12-45 will not do much but serve to shake off the rust. The Warriors are clearly gunning for a lottery pick in the next draft, if not the number one overall selection.
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