SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry’s standing for Golden State’s playoff opener Saturday in opposition to Denver stays unclear as he rehabs a sprained ligament in his left foot.
The reigning scoring champion has been doing particular person work on the courtroom in current days and might be built-in into full practices and scrimmages someday this week. The Warriors stated Tuesday that “his eventual return to game action — and the possibility of playing this weekend — is undetermined and will be based on his continued progress.”
“He continues to get his work in,” coach Steve Kerr stated. “It’s literally day to day, so tomorrow we’ll meet with the team and go through our strategy, our game plan, practice in the afternoon and then each day we’ll just determine where Steph is as far as how much he’ll be able to do.”
Curry was injured March 16 at dwelling in opposition to Boston and Golden State went 6-6 with out him, discovering some rhythm to win the ultimate 5 regular-season video games.
Kerr stated his staff will scrimmage Thursday, in order that might be Curry’s first alternative to check the foot in reside motion if he is prepared. He will not play in a sport till he has been in a scrimmage.
“The entire staff will want a scrimmage provided that we usually play each different day and abruptly we have now six days between video games, that is fairly distinctive,” Kerr said. “Everybody will want a scrimmage however it could be irresponsible to place Steph on the market in a playoff sport with out having scrimmage time earlier than.”
The Warriors finished 53-29 to secure the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference. They will host the Nuggets on Saturday night in Game 1 of the first round at Chase Center.
“At the end of the week we’ll determine whether he’s ready or not,” Kerr said when asked whether there is a timetable for making a decision about Curry’s availability. “It’s hard to predict much.”
Playing Boston, Curry was injured with 4:19 remaining in the second quarter while scrambling for a loose ball. Marcus Smart made a diving lunge on the play and landed on the two-time MVP’s leg. Curry grimaced in pain and got up but hobbled along before exiting on the next dead ball moments later.
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