It’s official: Stephen Curry returns to Warriors lineup Saturday

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It was expected. It has been expected for a couple of days. It was expected coming out of shootaround Saturday when Stephen Curry said he felt good and if he still felt good at game time he would go.

And it was pretty clear when Curry was doing this in warmups.

But now it official — Stephen Curry is back in the lineup for the Golden State Warriors Saturday against Denver. From Monte Poole of CSNBayarea.com.

Curry missed two games — a Warriors loss to Dallas then a win over Houston.

Curry is the leading MVP candidate a third of the way into the season, averaging 30.5 points a game, shooting 44.6 percent from three, he’s dishing out 6.4 assists a game, and his gravity on offense draws defenders which opens things up for Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and the rest of the Warriors. Put simply, the Warriors’ offense is 16.3 points per 100 better when Curry is on the court, and as a team they are 29 per 100 better with him on the court.

So yes, the Warriors are pretty happy to have him back.

However the Warriors are without Brandon Rush, who has started recently in Harrison Barnes‘ place. Andre Iguodala is expected to start in his place.