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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Report: Stephen Curry likely to miss entire season with hand injury

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry underwent surgery to repair a broken left hand a week ago and is expected to miss at least three months, but it sounds like that would now be the best-case scenario for the two-time NBA MVP.

A Golden State Warriors source told Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher that Curry’s hand injury is “worse than initially thought” and will likely cost him the entire 2019-20 season. With Klay Thompson not expected to play this season due to a torn ACL he suffered in the NBA Finals, the Warriors may have no incentive put Curry back on the floor by the time he is fully healthy.

Curry is going to be re-evaluated at the beginning of February, and there’s a good chance Golden State will be out of contention at that point. They are off to a 2-6 start and have virtually no star power remaining outside of Draymond Green and — if you want to count him — D’Angelo Russell.

Between Kevin Durant’s departure and the injuries to Thompson and Curry, things unraveled for the Warriors in unprecedented fashion. It looked like they were positioned to dominate the Western Conference for years to come with a new arena and an ownership group that was willing to ignore the luxury tax to keep its core together, but all of that changed in a hurry. While it is possible that one bit of bad fortune could have been prevented, injuries are simply bad luck. The Warriors have had nothing but bad luck since the Finals last year.

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