The Warriors looked sluggish to close the regular season but nontheless, still clinched the two seed in the West with a 58-24 record. Head Coach Steve Kerr said a while back that there’s no way that Curry will make it back in time for the first round of the playoffs.
The good news for Golden State is that they’re facing a Kawhi Leonard-less Spurs team and Curry is aiming for a semifinals return, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.
Warriors star Stephen Curry (sprained MCL) is targeting expected return at some point in the Western Conference semifinals, league sources told Yahoo. Curry has three-week evaluation on Saturday.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 13, 2018
Despite not losing Curry for an extended period of time in the playoffs, the question will still remain if he will maintain his health. Curry initially sprained his ankle and then suffered a knee injury that has been putting him out of action. There is no guarantee that the Warriors will be getting the lights-out shooter that they’ve been accustomed to seeing over the years.
Yes, there are other key players such as Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson but Curry is the engine that keeps the Warriors offense going. If Curry is not at his best, the Rockets should continue to be the favorites to reach and even win the NBA Finals.