The runway for Stephen Curry’s return to the Golden State Warriors will be short — if there is even one at all. The two-time MVP is on track in his recovery, which places his return right around playoff time.
Curry injured his ankle on March 16 against the Boston Celtics. Since then, he has missed seven games while the Dubs hold a 1-6 record in his absence.
He was slated to be reevaluated on April 1, with the results showing mildly good news. Curry is not ahead of schedule — but he has not suffered any setbacks. This places Curry’s next evaluation on April 8, just two days before the Dubs’ final game of the regular season.
The Golden State Warriors trust Stephen Curry will be able to return and find his groove despite not being able to ramp up for the playoffs.
Curry will not have much time, if any, to ramp up for the playoffs. It’s possible his first game back will be in the first round of the postseason. For some, this would be a major cause for concern. For Curry, however, the Dubs feel at ease.
Steve Kerr told reporters that all it takes is one shot for Curry to find his rhythm. This might feel like a bold statement considering Curry is in the midst of one of his worst shooting seasons to date but everyone in the organization is aware that the postseason brings a different energy to the floor.
Particularly, when Curry is joined by Draymond Green and Klay Thompson.
We only got a brief taste of what it will be like to see the big three back in action after two years separated by injury — but what we got was enticing. Curry exploded for 47 points in Green’s first game back in March.
The Warriors will not have the luxury of integrating Curry back into the rotation before the postseason begins but they do have the luxury of… well, Stephen Curry.