The Golden State Warriors say guard Steph Curry will return to the lineup Thursday night against the Toronto Raptors. Steph Curry has missed the last 58 games with a fractured left hand he suffered Oct. 30. He’ll join a Golden State team that is an NBA-worst 14-48 on the season and includes a ton of fresh faces. Of the current players on the Warriors roster, Curry has played more than four games with just four of them: the injured Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Kevon Looney and Damion Lee. A return of Thursday had seemed likely after Curry went through a practice with the Warriors’ G League affiliate in Santa Cruz without issue Monday.
About time!!! 😂 pic.twitter.com/yVs6r4UTZI
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) March 5, 2020
The six-time All-Star and two-time originally hoped to get back on the floor Sunday, but that return was delayed because Golden State coach Steve Kerr and the team’s medical staff wanted him to get some more scrimmage time. That came Monday with Santa Cruz. In the four games Curry did play this season, he was averaging 20.3 points, 6.5 assists and 5.0 rebounds. He needs eight more 3-pointers to become the third player in NBA history to reach 2,500, joining Ray Allen and Reggie Miller. While the Warriors won’t be in the playoffs this season, he can develop chemistry with guys like Andrew Wiggins. The Warriors traded D’Angelo Russell to Minnesota for Andrew Wiggins before the trade deadline. Golden State is coming off a huge upset over the Nuggets in Denver. While the record doesn’t say it, the young core of the Warriors has been very scrappy.