February 22, 2020, 6:46 pmStephen CurryPG, Golden State Warriors
Steph Curry (left hand fracture) reiterated that March 1 vs. Washington is his target date for a return.
It's been reported this way for a while but to hear it from Curry directly is encouraging. Steve Kerr has given Curry's conditioning solid reviews and it certainly looks like Curry will be back on the floor within the next couple of weeks at most. The fact that he's been able to keep in shape may also limit the need for restrictions once he returns. Curry shouldn't be on any waiver wires.
Source: Anthony Slater on Twitter
February 19, 2020, 10:40 pmStephen CurryPG, Golden State Warriors
Coach Steve Kerr said that Stephen Curry will play this season once he is healthy.
Kerr said that "It's important for Steph and Andrew to get to know each other and to play together". It sounds like Kerr has no problem with playing Curry once he is fully recovered so he can get used to his new teammates. Curry should be on a roster in all 12-team leagues since he's a proven fantasy stud and could be an early-round player during the fantasy playoffs.
Source: Kurt Helin on Twitter
February 19, 2020, 9:45 amStephen CurryPG, Golden State Warriors
After a full month of increasingly intense individual workouts, Stephen Curry joined on Tuesday his Warriors teammates on the practice court for the first time since last October.
If all goes well next week, it’s conceivable Curry would immediately begin scrimmaging, with a possible return a few days later. The Warriors have 27 games remaining and after March 1st that number drops to 21. Their final 20 begin with a four-game homestand from March 5th to March 12th and, assuming there are no setbacks, it’s likely that Curry will return during that stretch. Make sure that he is not available in any leagues as he could be the difference-maker during this year’s fantasy playoffs.
Source: Monte Poole on Twitter
February 12, 2020, 2:43 pmStephen CurryPG, Golden State Warriors
Stephen Curry (fractured left hand) performed 5-on-0 non-contact drills on Wednesday.
Curry is still weeks away from being re-evaluated for a possible return, but this is a small step toward that goal. It wouldn't be surprising to see him during the fantasy postseason.
Source: Anthony Slater on Twitter
February 1, 2020, 6:07 pmStephen CurryPG, Golden State Warriors
Stephen Curry (fractured left hand) will be re-evaluated in four weeks.
Curry and the Warriors are still targeting March for his return. It looks like fantasy owners will get some run out of the superstar in playoffs and if you have an IR spot open he is worth stashing.
Source: Connor Letourneau
January 31, 2020, 11:31 amStephen CurryPG, Golden State Warriors
Stephen Curry (fractured left hand) is set to be re-evaluated on Saturday and is still targeting March 1st for his return.
This is a non-update, but we're blurbing it to remind fantasy managers that it's beginning to look like a certainty that Curry will play meaningful basketball this season. Kerith Burke of NBC Sports Bay Area asserts that the team wants him to gel with the new players and that he needs to ramp up before the Olympics this summer, in which Curry has expressed a desire to participate. If you're doing well in the standings or if you have an open IR spot, now's the time to send out lowball offers for Curry.
Source: NBC Sports Bay Area
January 19, 2020, 12:53 pmStephen CurryPG, Golden State Warriors
Stephen Curry (fractured left hand) is targeting March 1 for his return to action, per Marcus Thompson of The Athletic.
Curry is expected to be re-evaluated on February 1 and this is obviously a floating date, but it sounds like Curry will definitely be returning to the court this season. Assuming Curry doesn't return by the All-Star break, it will mean he's missed 51 games. As such, it would be wise to give Curry some leash as he eases back into things. If he does indeed suit up on March 1, it will give him seven fantasy weeks to play before the regular season ends, though that will be shorter in the vast majority of leagues. Regardless, if Curry was dropped in your league it's time to at least consider making a stash move.
Source: The Athletic
January 10, 2020, 6:12 pmStephen CurryPG, Golden State Warriors
Kerith Burke of NBC Sports is reporting that Steph Curry (left hand fracture) will be re-evaluated on February 1.
Curry's been spotted getting shots up without a brace or any sort of restrictions a few times now, and it looks like he may be able to return relatively quickly. Whether the Warriors choose to play him his normal amount remains to be seen given their placement in the standings. If Curry can return right out of the All Star break, it would give him (theoretically) six weeks of action in standard H2H formats. We'll see what happens when the Warriors check on Curry in a few weeks.
Source: Kerith Burke on Twitter
January 7, 2020, 4:06 pmStephen CurryPG, Golden State Warriors
Stephen Curry (broken left hand) went through a shooting workout after Tuesday's practice and used his left hand.
Let the rumors start flying. Curry has missed all but four games this year, and the team is going to be extremely cautious with their superstar guard, but this is the first we have heard about Curry using the broken hand since going down. Take this news for what it is, but there does seem to be a glimmer of light at the end of the dark tunnel.
Source: Anthony Slater on Twitter
December 6, 2019, 5:20 pmStephen CurryPG, Golden State Warriors
Stephen Curry underwent a second procedure for his broken left hand to remove pins from the initial procedure, and he remains on track to be re-evaluated in February.
All according to plan here. If you want to be optimistic Steph will return and provide a boost to your roster in the fantasy playoffs. The more likely scenario is the Warriors are extremely cautious as they will be well out of the playoff race, and Curry's role will be limited as a result. Proceed with caution if he is in your IL spot.
Source: The Athletic
November 11, 2019, 10:28 pmStephen CurryPG, Golden State Warriors
Stephen Curry (broken left hand) says he will have a second procedure on his hand at the beginning of December and plans to return in early spring.
Curry also mentioned that he'll be reevaluated in three months. So in a best-case scenario, he could return around the all-star break. However, there are plenty of reasons to think the Warriors wouldn't rush him back, so it's hard to know just how effective he'll be around the fantasy playoffs.
Source: Nick Friedell on Twitter
November 8, 2019, 7:13 pmStephen CurryPG, Golden State Warriors
According to head coach Steve Kerr, the training staff will make the call as to when Stephen Curry (broken left hand) returns to the floor and how many minutes he plays.
The Warriors are rebuking a report by Ric Bucher. Bucher's source claims that Curry will be held out for the season due to the Warriors' lack of competitiveness. Curry's return is very much up in the air, and fantasy owners should plan accordingly. Any production from Steph in the second half will be a bonus at this point.
Source: Connor Letourneau on Twitter
November 8, 2019, 4:06 pmStephen CurryPG, Golden State Warriors
Ric Bucher's latest Warriors feature cites a source claiming that it is likely Stephen Curry (broken left hand) will miss the remainder of the season.
After the story broke, the Warriors disputed the fact and Bucher had to update the article to state that Curry is unlikely to return this season due to the Warriors' inability to stay competitive. Make as much of the story as you'd like, but fantasy owners cannot be counting on a Curry return to save their season at this point. A lot will depend on how deeply the Warriors struggle while Steph is absent.
Source: Ric Bucher on Twitter
November 1, 2019, 3:31 pmStephen CurryPG, Golden State Warriors
The Warriors have announced that Stephen Curry (broken left hand) underwent successful surgery and will have his condition updated in three months.
It's an absolutely massive blow to the Warriors and fantasy managers. Curry becomes tough to hang onto in leagues without IR spots, especially those with daily lineup changes. As for the beneficiaries, D'Angelo Russell and Draymond Green should absorb tons of usage while players like Damion Lee, Jordan Poole, Alec Burks and Eric Paschall will get more minutes as the lineup shuffles around. Pretty much everyone will get more usage but standard-league players can take a wait-and-see approach before dropping a known commodity to get in on this action. Poole and Burks might be the best bets at this moment, though it will all depend on Golden State's new rotation. Curry will be out through the end of January at the very least.
Source: Warriors PR on Twitter
November 1, 2019, 12:27 pmStephen CurryPG, Golden State Warriors
Unsurprisingly, Stephen Curry (fractured left hand) will not play on Friday against the Spurs.
Curry was never expected to play in this one but we'll keep updating his status until the Warriors provide a recovery timeline. D'Angelo Russell and Draymond Green are going to absorb tons of usage, while things will open up for Jordan Poole, Damion Lee and Eric Paschall, among others. There's no 12-team pickup just yet but we'll see which youngster takes the ball and runs with it.
Source: NBA Injury Report