Report: Warriors’ Curry aiming to return from broken hand on March 1

Injured Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry reacts after D'Angelo Russell scored a 3-pointer against the Phoenix Suns during the second half of an NBA basketball game. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry is reportedly aiming to make his return from a broken left hand that has sidelined him for 40 games this season on March 1, according to The Athletic‘s Marcus Thompson.

Per Thompson, Curry is no longer wearing a brace and has looked good in his post-practice sessions, welcome news for a fan base that has had to suffer through a dismal 2019–20 product (the Warriors currently sit 10–34, the worst mark in the league) after only a season ago housing one of the best teams in basketball history that made, all told, five consecutive Finals appearances (three with Kevin Durant).

With the additional damage of having lost shooting guard Klay Thompson for potentially the entire season after he suffered a torn ACL in the 2019 Finals against the Toronto Raptors, the Warriors have become a team looking ahead to the draft lottery in May where they are in range of landing a top-five pick.

A Curry return in March could hurt that plan some, as his presence alone likely means adding a few wins. Still, the tradeoff remains allowing Curry to dip his toes back into NBA waters while the team gets a look at how the present roster complements him (or doesn’t) for future plans.

In the mere four games he’s played this season, Curry’s averaging 20.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 6.5 assists on 40.9 per cent shooting (including a career-low 24.3 per cent from three-point range) from the field.

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