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Sport Are we sure we want Stephen Curry to return this season?

02:00  14 november  2019
02:00  14 november  2019 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

Warriors’ Stephen Curry suffers apparent wrist injury, won’t return vs. Suns

  Warriors’ Stephen Curry suffers apparent wrist injury, won’t return vs. Suns Warriors guard Stephen Curry won’t return to Wednesday night’s game against the Suns at Chase Center after leaving midway through the third quarter with an apparent wrist injury. With his team down 83-54, Curry drove toward the rim, colliding with Suns center Aron Baynes and landing on his hands. For several moments, he writhed on the floor and grabbed his left wrist as a sell-out crowd went silent. After getting helped to his feet, Curry hunched over, continuing to grab his wrist before he got subbed out and headed to the locker room.Because he didn’t come back to the floor to shoot his free throws, he isn’t eligible to return to the game, per NBA rules.

Stephen Curry really looked like a chef when he spoke to the media before the Warriors’ loss to the Utah Jazz on Monday, wearing a large brace on his surgically repaired left hand. Half of Markkanen’s shots are from 3-point range this season compared to 40 percent last year.

Golden State's Stephen Curry wasted no time, launching a 3-pointer on his first trip up the floor after “He doesn’t take long to warm up, that’s for sure .” After an inconsistent regular season , the Golden “ We knew we wanted to play him 25 minutes or so, not so much based on his knee but based on his

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Stephen Curry holding a racket: Warriors guard Stephen Curry has piled up plenty of mileage. (AP)© Provided by Oath Inc. Warriors guard Stephen Curry has piled up plenty of mileage. (AP)

First quarter: Stephen Curry’s future

Stephen Curry really looked like a chef when he spoke to the media before the Warriors’ loss to the Utah Jazz on Monday, wearing a large brace on his surgically repaired left hand.

"I definitely expect to be ready to play," Curry told reporters. "I don't know when — at some point in early spring. Just a matter of the rehab process. … I’m excited about the potential that the rest of the season isn't lost.”

Warriors star Stephen Curry breaks left hand on hard fall

  Warriors star Stephen Curry breaks left hand on hard fall SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Warriors star Stephen Curry broke his left hand on a hard fall in the third quarter of Golden State's game against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night. The two-time MVP drove to his left defended by Kelly Oubre Jr. and with big man Aron Baynes standing solidly in the paint. Curry leapt with the ball then came down head first landing awkwardly on his hands to brace himself from the court, with Baynes crashing onto Curry'sThe two-time MVP drove to his left defended by Kelly Oubre Jr. and with big man Aron Baynes standing solidly in the paint. Curry leapt with the ball then came down head first landing awkwardly on his hands to brace himself from the court, with Baynes crashing onto Curry's left hand.

Stephen Curry , recovering from a broken hand, said he's hoping to return "at some point in early Coach Steve Kerr remains hopeful that both Curry and Thompson could return at some point later He wants to be a part of things. Wants to be out on the court. He's just gotta be patient. Get healthy.

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net. Steph Curry , who had surgery on his broken left hand, spoke to the media for the first time since the injury on October 30, and he said that he would play again during this season . “I definitely expect to be ready to play,” Curry said. “I don’t know when.

Curry is a professional and realizes his importance to the league, as much as his importance to his franchise. Kevin Durant is out all season, making it two superstars who’ll keep fans from tuning in and hitting the turnstiles all year.

Curry’s team is struggling and will struggle all season, reeling from the losses of championship personnel and the recovery of All-Star Klay Thompson.

Bravo for a quiet understanding of his responsibilities.

But … the man has played 93 playoff games in the last five seasons. And they weren’t just random games against Memphis — well not anymore. There were grueling series against the Grit-n-Grind Grizzlies, slugfests with the Houston Rockets and fatiguing wars against LeBron James and the Cavs at the end of the yellow brick road.

Stephen Curry injury update: Warriors guard to undergo CT scan (hand) to see if he'll need surgery

  Stephen Curry injury update: Warriors guard to undergo CT scan (hand) to see if he'll need surgery Stephen Curry was going up for a layup but fell to the court and was landed on by Aron Baynes.

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry says he "definitely" plans to return this season from his broken left hand and is hoping to be back on the court at "some point in early Curry referred to himself and injured teammate Klay Thompson as "caged animals right now, wanting to be unleashed."

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry "definitely" plans to return this season from his broken left hand. The team hopes he can return in the second half of the season . Curry said he experienced some minor nerve irritation shortly after he underwent his first hand surgery, a common byproduct of

So when he’s medically cleared to play, in the interests of a man who’ll turn 32 in March, perhaps it would behoove everyone to have this listing: “Curry—DNP (Career management)”.

It’s ideal to have the best version of Curry for games and seasons that matter.

Unless we agree the Warriors won’t matter anymore in the grand scheme of things. Hmmm …

Second quarter: When breakouts go wrong

Just as there are players who’ve surprised in a good way, there are some who’ve trended in the other direction.

Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen hasn’t fulfilled the expectations many had for him in his third NBA season. From what we’ve seen over the previous two seasons, he seemed like a prime breakout candidate.

The 7-footer with above-average ball skills, a dead-eye jumper and an organization that desperately wants him to succeed was part of the package the Bulls received when they traded Jimmy Butler to Minnesota on draft night two years ago.

Stephen Curry’s injury leaves Warriors with essentially no chance this season

  Stephen Curry’s injury leaves Warriors with essentially no chance this season That opening-night, blowout loss to the Los Angeles Clippers was one thing. At least Stephen Curry emerged in one piece, giving the Warriors a familiar ray of hope as they tiptoed into a season of raging uncertainty. The vibe changed Wednesday night, in ways much deeper than a 121-110 loss to Phoenix. Curry’s broken left hand leaves the Warriors with essentially no chance this season. And, yes, it’s only Halloween. So maybe the idea of a “re-set season” isn’t so crazy, after all. The Warriors just enjoyed the most triumphant five-year NBA run in a half-century, since the Boston Celtics dynasty of the 1960s.

Golden State Warriors All-Star guard Stephen Curry said Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) he expects to return from a broken left hand before the The Warriors moved from nearby Oakland into a new billion arena in San Francisco this season but have struggled with injuries in the wake of losing their

Michael Jordan vs. Stephen Curry is the rivalry we didn't know we wanted . OK, if we are being serious it's less of a rivalry than it is a few exchanges of respectful but The Warriors star is rumored to be out for the season with a hand injury. Curry is optimistic he will return this season , despite saying he

But so far, Markkanen has regressed: 38.5 percent shooting (43.2 percent his first two years) and 27.9 percent from 3-point range (36.2 percent the previous two seasons). Whether it’s a heavy emphasis on the Bulls taking more threes — now 35 a night compared to 26 a game last season — or merely a slow start, it’s caught notice. Half of Markkanen’s shots are from 3-point range this season compared to 40 percent last year.

He doesn’t look as authoritative with his moves, his drives don’t come as often and even though he’s not hesitating on his shot, he doesn’t look comfortable in the Bulls’ offense just yet.

“I’m sure he’s shooting too many threes like everyone else in the NBA,” one scout said. “If a guy that skilled and dynamic has that percentage of his field goals from three, that’s analytical [driven].”

Another scout didn’t see Markkanen as a future All-Star to begin with, so he’s not as surprised.

“I’ve never seen him play well. I know he has it in him, but when he’s good, how much of it leads to winning? Is he a top-level talent on a good team? I have my doubts. I don’t think he’s a star at all, but maybe it’ll click.”

LeBron sends message of support to Steph after injury

  LeBron sends message of support to Steph after injury L.A. Lakers star LeBron James sent some "get well soon" wishes to Stephen Curry after the Warriors star suffered a broken hand on Wednesday.After celebrating Halloween last night, James woke up on Thursday morning with a message of support and healing for Curry. Curry was injured in the Warriors loss on Wednesday against the Phoenix Suns.

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry is assisted off the court after injuring his right ankle late in the Curry did not return to the game and will be examined by team doctors Wednesday. This season , the Warriors are 1-1 without Curry , beating the Magic at home but losing to Sacramento

How Stephen Curry helped the Warriors keep everything together. Stephen Curry , teammates & coaches spoke to Bay Area News Group about how That explains partly why he held a pre- season meeting at his home with Fraser. Among the many topics? “He wanted to know what we were going

On great nights, like last year against Boston, he’s a matchup nightmare.

Now it just seems he’s living in one.

Third quarter: The X-factor in Miami

Usually around the 10-game mark, scouts and executives start discussing players who are surprising them. In a little while, they’ll start figuring out who’s available in the trade market.

One guy who’s caught the eye of a few scouts: Miami’s Bam Adebayo. Jimmy Butler has made everything go in Miami and deservedly gets the lion’s share of notice. Adebayo has flourished since the departure of Hassan Whiteside because he no longer has to share minutes.

Adebayo has quick hands, quicker feet and plugs in all the holes defensively. He could be a huge key to the Heat jumping into the fray with Philadelphia and Milwaukee for Eastern Conference supremacy in the postseason.

“I’m a big fan,” a high-ranking executive told Yahoo Sports. “He’s all about the right stuff on and off the court.”

“He’s a warrior, competes, makes shots and gets the 50-50 balls, just does so much stuff that doesn’t show up on a stat sheet. And he understands spacing. He’s smart.”

He does fill up the stat sheet, though, averaging 9.3 rebounds and nearly five assists while adding nearly two blocks and two steals per game. He does plenty for a Heat team that is as versatile as it is deep.

Curry injury update: Warriors guard has surgery, out at least 3 months

  Curry injury update: Warriors guard has surgery, out at least 3 months Warriors' superstar Steph Curry will likely be out until at least February after undergoing surgery on his broken hand.He will be re-evaluated in three months.

Yes, Stephen Curry ’s credentials are well chronicled. Therefore, it is not surprising to hear teammate Andre Iguodala argue that Curry is “the second Green then remembered how “ we were all pissed off” when former Warriors coach and ESPN Mark Jackson argued that Curry has ruined the NBA.

Therefore, Curry will return when the Warriors play against the Detroit Pistons on Saturday. That left Curry expressing more frustration about not playing against Toronto than showing more excitement “ We could look back and say, ‘What were we thinking? Why didn’t we give him another couple of days?’

Adebayo wouldn’t necessarily qualify as a sure-fire Most Improved Player candidate yet, but there aren’t many who can do all the things he does.

Fourth quarter: The difference-makers

So much of the discussion to start the season has revolved around the clusters of stars realigning and how they’ll change the playoff landscape.

But take these names down, because they’ll win playoff games for their respective teams when it’s time:

  • Danny Green (Lakers) with his shooting.

  • Marcus Smart (Celtics) with his shooting, and, yes, you read that right.

  • Pat Beverley (Clippers) with his nonstop harassment that will drive some sane point guard out of his mind.

  • Chris Boucher (Raptors) with some rim-protecting exploits.

Laugh if you like, but one playoff game can make a series.

One series can make a ring.

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