Warriors’ Curry not ready to return
Stephen Curry had hoped to play for the Warriors on Sunday against the Wizards in San Francisco after being sidelined for four months with a broken hand, but won’t return yet.
The team said Saturday that the 31-year-old Curry is participating in full scrimmages during practice and “continues to make good progress in his recovery.”
He is scheduled to practice with the Warriors’ G League team on Monday and is still expected to play in March, the team said.
The Mercury News reported that Curry could return Thursday at home against the Raptors in a rematch of last season’s NBA Finals.
Curry has played only four games this season for the Warriors (12-47), who had dropped eight straight heading into Saturday’s matchup with the Suns.
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Stephen Curry’s return from a broken hand has been pushed back.