The return of Steph Curry has been delayed, but the Golden State Warriors still expect to have their superstar guard return to the floor soon.
According to the Warriors’ public relations Twitter account, Curry will not play Sunday against the Washington Wizards as planned. Per the Warriors’ account, Curry is still expected to come back to the floor in March. He will practice Monday with the Santa Cruz Warriors, the Warriors’ G League affiliate.
Curry has been out the past 55 games because of a broken left hand injury he suffered in October against the Phoenix Suns. In four games, Curry has averaged 20.3 points per game and 6.5 assists.
With Curry being held out a bit longer, that shows how the Warriors are thinking long-term. The franchise is in a down year, with the Warriors being the worst team in the NBA. This season has been used to develop some of the team’s young talent such as Marquese Chriss, Andrew Wiggins, Damion Lee, Ky Bowman and Jordan Poole.
Those five players are part of the young core that could be a viable supporting cast next season for the Big 3 of Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.
The Warriors will play the Suns in Phoenix on Saturday, with tip off set for 9 p.m. EST.