The entire NBA world is waiting on pins and needles for the next couple of weeks to see when Stephen Curry returns and how he looks, but things appear to be headed in the right direction. Curry suffered a sprained right MCL in Sunday’s Game 4 against the Rockets, and was initially ruled out for two weeks. Golden State closed out Houston Wednesday night, and now awaits their second-round matchup to be coming out of the still-ongoing Blazers-Clippers series (which Portland leads 3-2).
According to The Undefeated‘s Marc Spears, Curry could be back sooner rather than later.
Getting Curry back earlier would be huge for the Warriors—it would allow him more time to get his rhythm back before the Western Conference Finals against either the Spurs or Thunder, neither of whom the Warriors would probably win a series against without him. But at the same time, the Warriors shouldn’t rush Curry back before he’s fully ready. If he’s not at 100 percent, they’re vulnerable. But so far, the news is encouraging.