Update, Jan. 6 — Curry and Draymond Green have been ruled out for Thursday night’s game vs. the Pelicans. Green is getting some rest for his hip and Curry has a quad contusion. Juan Toscano-Anderson is also out with an ankle injury.
Update, Jan. 6 — Curry is being listed as questionable to play in Thursday night’s game vs. the New Orleans Pelicans due to a quad injury. Curry played through the injury on Wednesday night in the loss to Dallas, but was bothered by something throughout the second half. We could see Curry rest up and be ready to go for Sunday when Klay Thompson is set to return to the lineup.
Fantasy impact: If Curry is sidelined, Jordan Poole ($5,800) and Andrew Wiggins ($6,800) are two options to consider in tournaments for DraftKings. Damion Lee ($3,500) is the value to target; he could get some more minutes if Curry is sidelined.
Steph Curry getting his left knee checked out by Rick Celebrini during the last timeout. He banged it pretty hard. pic.twitter.com/f9Swf9hnUs— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) January 6, 2022
Curry did return to the floor, although he has struggled in the game. The MVP frontrunner per DraftKings Sportsbook has gone 4-16 from the floor and 1-7 from three-point land as of this writing, although that hasn’t prevented the Warriors from grabbing a lead in the third quarter.
With the Warriors looking like true title contenders and Klay Thompson’s return inching closer, losing Curry for an extended amount of time would be a devastating blow to Golden State’s title chances. The Warriors would surely lose out on the top seed in the West with the Suns and Jazz right behind them, but they’d likely still be able to make the playoffs. Hopefully, Curry doesn’t aggravate the issue while playing Wednesday.