Whether you think it was a dirty play or not, the Golden State Warriors have to accept the harsh reality that Marcus Smart’s dive for a loose ball has resulted in a sprained ligament in Stephen Curry’s left foot, rendering him sidelined for at least two weeks.
As reported by ESPN, the Warriors are expected to revaluate Curry’s injury in two weeks and a decision will be made from there. This leaves the Warriors with a narrow window between the two-time MVP’s return and the start of the 2022 NBA Playoffs.
The Golden State Warriors will have to navigate a tricky situation for the next two weeks as Stephen Curry recovers from his left foot injury.
This injury could not come at a less convenient time for the Dubs who were finally starting to ease their mind of injury concerns. After two years of no Klay Thompson and a brutal 30 game stretch without Draymond Green, Golden State simply wanted to have all of their guys available for once.
So it goes, the Warriors will have to wait a tad bit longer to see themselves at full strength again. Curry, who has a history of ankle injuries, likely will juggle the choice of rushing back to ramp up for the playoffs and taking his time to avoid further damage.
There is no way to gameplan around this or avoid the situation — Golden State has to survive without Curry. This means additional playmaking and scoring from the likes of Jordan Poole, Klay Thompson and Andrew Wiggins.
Perhaps even the rookie, Moses Moody, can provide a jolt of offensive production as he previously recorded a career-high 30 points in Curry’s absence versus the Denver Nuggets.
The Warriors have 12 games remaining and the playoffs begin April 16, less than a month’s time. It’s safe to say this is a make-or-break stretch coming up for Golden State.