The Warriors hoped superstar Stephen Curry would return from injury before the end of the regular season so he could prepare for the NBA Playoffs with his teammates, but there’s no such luck in Golden State.
And now, Curry’s status for the start of the postseason is promising, but yet to be determined.
On Friday, the Warriors announced that Curry is officially out for the remainder of the regular season and his injured foot will be re-evaluated on April 11, one day after Golden State plays its last non-playoff game of the campaign.
While the news is disappointing for Bay Area NBA fans, it’s not unexpected. Optimistically speaking, Curry had a shot to play in one or two games in preparation for the playoffs. Now, he’ll rest up and hope to be ready when the postseason starts on April 16. That day will mark a full month since his injury, suffered against the Celtics.
Here’s some more information from coach Steve Kerr, by way of Audacy’s Alex Espinoza IV.
The Warriors have a 3-10 record without Curry this season, so Golden State needs him on the court starting in the first round. With five games to go in the regular season, starting with the Jazz on Saturday night, the Warriors don’t have time to worry about that now, however, as they battle for playoff seeding so they’re in good shape when Curry returns, ideally for Game 1 of the NBA Playoffs.