Playoffs 2018 West First Round: Warriors (2) vs. Spurs (7)
Coach Steve Kerr says Stephen Curry will not play 'anytime soon'
From NBA media reports
Two days ago, the Golden State Warriors officially announced that star guard Stephen Curry would begin taking part in modified practices. The hope is that Curry will suit up again for the Warriors before too long in the postseason.
To Warriors coach Steve Kerr, any thoughts fans may have had of Curry returning in the first round should be dashed. He essentially said as much on Sunday before Golden State’s Game 4 loss to the San Antonio Spurs, writes Conner LeTourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle:
“Steph’s not going to play anytime soon,” Kerr said before Game 4 on Sunday against the Spurs. “He’s coming along well. He looked good in practice. I talked to him this morning. He’s feeling healthy, getting better. He still has a few limitations that he’s trying to work through, but no pain. I think he’s on track. I can’t put a timetable on it, but I think he’s coming along really well.”
Curry, who had his Grade 2 sprain evaluated Friday, is to be evaluated again this Friday. That would put his earliest possible return at a potential Game 7 of the first round.
Such an extended series appears unlikely, given Golden State’s 3-1 lead in the first-round matchup. The team hopes Curry will return for the Western Conference semifinals, which could begin Saturday.
Curry, who has accompanied the Warriors on their past two trips, participated in most of Saturday’s practice. He was seen getting up shots — everything from floaters to mid-range jumpers to three-pointers — after the team workout.
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