◼️ The coach of Golden State Warriors discarded his base and main figure for the first phase of the postseason, which begins on April 14.
The reigning NBA champions Golden State Warriors will not be able to count on Stephen Curry for the first round of the playoffs, coach Steve Kerr said Sunday.
The base, twice won suffered a grade two sprain of his left medial collateral ligament (knee) in his first game back from an ankle injury, against Atlanta Hawks on Friday.
Curry will be reevaluated in three weeks, which means he will miss the start of the postseason in mid-April. “There’s no way he can play the first round, he’s going to be studied again in three weeks, so we have to be ready to play without him and then see how he returns.”
“The good news is that we’ve gone through this, we did it last year when KD (Kevin Durant) missed five weeks or so, it was a similar situation, in which we had to play without one of our best players. He came back, he was MVP of the Final, there are many similarities and we should feel good about our ability to play with this”, added the former Bulls player.
The Warriors are in 2nd place in the Western Conference, behind the Houston Rockets, and would play the Minnesota Timberwolves in the Playoffs, who have a half-game lead over the Utah Jazz in 7th place.