Two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry is officially set to return to the Warriors’ lineup on Thursday. He has been out since late October. During the fourth game of the season he broke his second metacarpal, sitting out almost five months since the injury.
The Athletic’s Shams Chariana reported the team’s decision on Wednesday via Twitter.
Without Curry or Klay Thompson in the lineup, the Warriors have earned the worst record in the entire NBA. This was exacerbated by losing Kevin Durant to the Nets in the 2019 offseason. Just last year, Golden State celebrated their fifth consecutive trip to the NBA Finals. Instead, now they will be in the running for the number one overall pick.
Curry’s return will obviously not serve to catapult the Warriors back into contention. Rather, it will likely be to shake off rust and get him some playing time this season before Golden State moves into their draft strategies.
As stated above, Thursday’s matchup against the Toronto Raptors will be his first game since the fourth game of the season. Poetic, considering the Raptors essentially ended the Warriors dynasty in the 2019 NBA Finals.
They will host their new Eastern Conference rivals at 10:30pm EST on Thursday night.
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