2. Steph Curry
The dominoes continue to fall in the Bay Area as the Warriors have lost yet another player to injury. During Saturday’s game, Steph Curry went down with a nasty injury to his knee and the NBA held its breath as fans could only presume the worst for one of the league’s most prestigious players. However, NBA fans were able to exhale after finding out Curry’s injury was not a serious ACL injury, but rather an MCL sprain. While the injury will keep Curry sidelined for a matter of weeks, it could’ve been much worse.
He’ll be re-evaluated in coming weeks, with no official timetable for his return. Media have speculated he can return for the first playoff series, Steve Kerr says otherwise. The Golden State coach claimed there was ‘no way’ Curry returns for the first round. However, he claims the Warriors can beat anybody in the league, even without Curry. Whether or not you choose to believe that is your choice, but they’re still a damn good team without one of their best players.
Unfortunately, Golden State has gotten knocked down by the injury bug on multiple occasions this season. Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Kevin Durant have all missed multiple games due to injuries. For this reason, the Western Conference race for first seed was less exciting than anticipated as the scorching Rockets seemingly ran away with first seed. Thompson remains sidelined, expected to return within a week or two. However, Golden State did receive some good news on the injury front as Kevin Durant made his return on Thursday night. Hopefully the team can return to full strength before a probably series with the Rockets to decide the West.