February 9 update: Curry will officially be re-evaluated after the All-Star break for the partially torn ligaments in his leg. That’s ultimately good news for the Warriors, who are still expecting the point guard to miss some serious time. If Curry can return to action quicker, that’ll only help Golden State in its pursuit to avoid the play-in tournament.
Sunday update: The Warriors announced on Sunday that Curry is dealing with partially torn ligaments in his leg.
Now Shams Charania is reporting that Curry is expected to miss multiple weeks due to the injury. This could hold Curry out through the All-Star Break, which is later this month. It also could impact how the Dubs approach the Trade Deadline, which is on Thursday.
Curry has already been ruled out for Monday’s game against the Thunder with what is now officially being called a leg injury. The Warriors are saying they may need a few days to determine the extent of the issue. With Curry out, Jordan Poole is in line to get the start with Donte DiVincenzo and Ty Jerome also getting more run in the backcourt.
Update: Curry is out for the rest of the game Saturday with the knee injury, but the good news for Golden State is X-Rays came back negative. The guard will get a MRI but for now it appears the Warriors dodged a major bullet.
Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry went to the locker room Saturday after knocking knees with Dallas Mavericks guard Jaden Hardy. Curry limped off the floor to get his leg checked out before eventually making his way back to the locker room.
Stephen Curry limps to the bench after landing awkwardly on his ankle. He's getting looked at by two trainers during the timeout.— Kendra Andrews (@kendra__andrews) February 5, 2023
This is obviously concerning for the Warriors, who already had to navigate one long stretch of games without Curry when he was recovering from a shoulder injury. Given how tight the standings are in the West and the trade deadline coming up, the Warriors would like to see how good they can be heading into the crucial moments where deals need to be made.
If Curry is out for an extended period of time, the Warriors will lean on Jordan Poole as the lead guard. Donte DiVincenzo would be in line for more minutes as well but Poole would likely get the start if Curry is out.