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Monday, July 13, 2020

Stephen Curry has no plans for load management next season

Stephen Curry could be looking at his biggest workload in years next season, and he’s ready to dive in headfirst.

In an interview with The Athletic’s Marcus Thompson II that ran Sunday, the Golden State Warriors star was asked if he had plans for load management.

“Hell nah,” Curry replied. “We’ve got a great opportunity to build something special with some hungry guys looking to prove themselves. There are so many narratives people can throw at us. But at the end of the day, I’ve never been the type to show up with any other mindset than to do what you do — hoop. We’ve got championship DNA. We know that.

“We’ve got our core, when Klay [Thompson] gets back,” the former MVP added. “It’s going to be an interesting year, for sure, all the way around. It’s going to be challenging to really find that momentum early. But with the new arena, losing the Finals, this summer is a different vibe. Keeps you locked in.”

After sharing the lead singer role with Kevin Durant for the last three seasons, Curry may now have a chance to return to a volume akin to his 2015-16 MVP campaign, especially with Thompson likely to miss the year with a torn ACL.

Though Curry is about to enter his 11th NBA season at age 31, the increased opportunity as well as the added motivation should help him power through.

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