Golden State Warriors PG Stephen Curry is targeting March 1 against the Washington Wizards for a return to the lineup, The Athletic’s Marcus Thompson II reported Sunday. Curry hasn’t played since Oct. 30 after breaking his left hand. Per Thompson, Curry has looked good in post-practice shooting the ball, enough that he could probably be playing right now. Of course, Golden State doesn’t have much to play for, so no need to rush Curry back into the lineup. While this is the target date, nothing is set in stone, but the report reiterates that the plan is for Curry to return at some point this season.
After advancing to the NBA Finals in five straight seasons, winning three times, the Warriors are on a collision course for the NBA Draft Lottery. At 10-34, the Warriors will have a pretty decent shot at landing the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. Getting Curry back in March shouldn’t hurt their lottery chances significantly, and if anything it gives the team a chance to evaluate how a backcourt of Curry and D’Angelo Russell would look. The two only played four games together before Curry went down.