Warriors’ Curry targets Olympics
Injured Warriors guard Stephen Curry “absolutely” plans to make himself available to play for USA Basketball during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, his father, Dell Curry, told ESPN.
Stephen Curry is expected to miss three months after surgery on Friday to repair a broken hand and finger suffered in a loss to the Suns two nights earlier.
“That was definitely a goal coming into this year. He wants to play in the Olympics,” Dell Curry said Friday night. “This is a little setback, but hopefully it’s a goal he can strive for through his rehab.”
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics begin on July 24.
Jackson added to Pistons’ injury list: The injury list continues to grow for the Pistons with guard Reggie Jackson out at least four weeks with a back injury.
Jackson, who played the season’s first two games but has missed the last four, has a stress reaction in his lower back.
Jackson, 29, has averaged 5.0 points and 4.0 assists in 18.0 minutes this season. He played all 82 games in 2018-19, scoring 15.4 points per game.
The Pistons also have been without All-Star Blake Griffin for the first six games with knee and hamstring soreness. Firstround pick Sekou Doumbouya also has not played after suffering a concussion in training camp.