Curry, who sprained his left MCL sprain in March, was initially ruled out at least three weeks, and his three-week re-evaluation will occur this Saturday, as Charania observes. While the two-time MVP had wanted to return for the Warriors’ first-round series, it sounds like he’ll remain on the shelf for at least a couple more weeks.
That timeline matches up with comments made by head coach Steve Kerr in the wake of Curry’s initial diagnosis. Kerr told reporters at the time that there was “no way” Curry would play in the first round, while the star guard responded to those comments by saying he hoped to prove his coach wrong.
Assuming Curry isn’t able to play until the second round, the Warriors will have to get by the Spurs without him in round one. For their part, the Spurs appear likely to take the court without their own star — no recent updates have been provided on Kawhi Leonard, who last played three months ago today, on January 13.