The Warriors will be without their best player and the only member of their team to score more than 20 points in a game this season for Tuesday night's rematch against the Timberwolves.
Stephen Curry popped up on the Warriors injury report late Monday night as questionable with right knee soreness but was ruled out Tuesday morning. Curry is averaging 30.7 points per game in the first 11 games while shooting 44.6% from three. He's also made at least four three-pointers in every game this season.
With Curry out, the Warriors improved depth will be tested in a way it hasn't been with Chris Paul likely moving back into the starting lineup and either rookie Brandin Podziemski or veteran Cory Joseph slipping into the backup role.
The Warriors were 14-12 without Curry last season in large part thanks to Jordan Poole's ability to step in and fill some of the scoring void left by Curry's absence. For as maligned as Poole was leading up to his offseason trade to Washington, games without Curry were where he made his strongest contributions in 2022-23 and Golden State has struggled to find secondary scoring even on nights where Curry has been dominant. Only Dario Saric has scored 20 points in a single game among Warriors players other then Curry.