Steph Curry Return: Warriors Star Practices With G League Side In Bid To Regain Fitness

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Steph Curry Return: The Warriors star could make his NBA return this week after he had a successful practice session with Warriors' G League side Santa Cruz.

Written By Sujay Chakraborty | Mumbai | Updated On:
Steph Curry return

Stephen Curry was expected to return to the Warriors lineup on Sunday night (Monday IST) against Washington Wizards. However, his much-awaited return was delayed after he failed to complete the required number for scrimmages, per Warriors coach Steve Kerr. On Monday, Warriors released a statement which noted Steph Curry and Alen Smailagic were assigned to the Warriors G League affiliate side in Santa Cruz. 

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Steph Curry return: Steph Curry practice session with Santa Cruz

Several publications in the US reported that Stephen Curry practised with his temporary teammates inside the Kaiser Permanente Arena. Stephen Curry reportedly even participated in a five-on-five scrimmage over three quarters with the Santa Cruz Warriors. Several players at Santa Cruz even stated that Stephen Curry was in immaculate condition as his NBA return seems closer than ever.

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Steph Curry return imminent? Watch Steph Curry practice session with Santa Cruz

Steph Curry return: Recalled early from G League side

Golden State Warriors subsequently released a statement to recall Stephen Curry from Santa Cruz, after he impressed with his short practice session. 

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When will Steph Curry return? Steph Curry injury update

Stephen Curry broke his left hand on October 30. After undergoing two successful surgeries, it was estimated that he could be back in the NBA by early March. Although he was recalled by the Warriors, the game against Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night (Wednesday IST) might come too soon for Stephen Curry.

The 31-year-old might require another session with his teammates. If all goes according to plan, Stephen Curry could make his Warriors return when his side host defending NBA champs Toronto Raptors on Thursday night (Friday IST). Warriors have so far not provided an exact Steph Curry return date. 

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(Image Credits: Santa Cruz Warriors Official Twitter Page)

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