For the first time since Steph Curry injured his left shoulder on Dec. 14, the Warriors have publicly discussed a possible return date for their superstar.
Warriors president of basketball operations/general manager Bob Myers joined 95.7 The Game’s “Steiny & Guru” Wednesday for his bi-weekly appearance on “The Executive Show” and gave the latest update on Curry.
According to Myers, Steph is progressing well and could return Jan. 13 in a road game against the San Antonio Spurs. The game will be played at the Alamodome in an effort to break the all-time NBA attendance record of 62,046 as the Spurs commemorate their 50th NBA season. It seems like a moment that Curry wouldn’t want to miss.
“I hope so,” Myers told hosts Matt Steinmetz and Daryle ‘The Guru’ Johnson. “He’s gonna get evaluated this weekend. He’s working out on the court. The two-week mark to evaluate him is this weekend. At this point, there’s been no setbacks or anything like that. The first game is what – Friday at San Antonio? That would be a hope. That would be what we’re shooting for, something in that range where he could be back.”
Curry suffered left shoulder subluxation which has caused him to miss the past nine games. Buoyed by their current five-game win streak with big contributions from role players, the Warriors have gone 6-3.
Myers said Curry has looked good in practice.
“He’s been, not contact, but out there doing all the same stuff,” Myers said. “He looks like the same guy. He’s got a sleeve on his shoulder and his arm, but that would be the plan. We gotta see what he looks like this weekend.”
That’s about the best-case scenario for the Warriors, who only have three games left on the current homestand before heading to San Antonio.
Before his injury, Curry was playing at an incredibly high level, averaging 30 points, 6.8 assists and 6.6 rebounds per game while making 5.0 3-pointers per game. He’s been a great influence on the bench and picked up the energy, but obviously will re-transform the offense and the team once he returns.