The Warriors snapped their 10-game losing streak Saturday — their first victory of the new year — but the best news for Golden State came after the game.
You can now circle a date for a potential Stephen Curry return. The superstar guard, according to The Athletic, is eyeing March 1, home against Washington, to suit up for the first time since breaking his left hand Oct. 30, in the fourth game of the season.
Curry has not promised he will return that date, with so much still in the air and his status dependent on how he recovers. But Curry has a date in mind at least.
“I’ve been making progress,” Curry, moonlighting as an analyst, said on NBC Sports Bay Area on Saturday. “No setbacks, which is definitely encouraging to get back to 100 percent as soon as possible.”
Curry is no longer wearing a brace on his hand after undergoing a second surgery in December to remove pins from the first procedure. He’s traveling with the team and shooting before games. During games, he’s often animated and on his feet, clearly antsy to get back on the court.
He’ll be returning to a team that improved to 10-34, a half-game “ahead” of Atlanta for the worst record in the NBA. He’ll also be returning to a team that is unlikely to see Klay Thompson this season, the other Splash Brother recently preaching patience as he heals from an ACL tear.
Still, it’ll be a team that immediately becomes fun to watch.