Without Stephen Curry, the Golden State Warriors have been a complete mess. After heading to the past five NBA Finals, they are currently sitting in the cellar of the Western Conference with a 4-17 record.
If there's ANY sort of light at the end of the tunnel for the franchise, it's that Curry is still expected to see some action on the floor, perhaps around the NBA All-Star break.
Per Shams Charania, Curry underwent a second surgery on his broken left hand, but remains on track to in his timetable for a return in February.
Then again, do Warriors fans really want to see their two-time MVP return to the court and risk any further injuries? A broken hand is nowhere near as devastating of an injury as, say, an Achilles tendon tear, but with the team already out of the playoff race, there's no need to rush Curry back on the court at all.
Curry headed into the season shouldering massive expectations with Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson out of the picture, but he suffered his hand injury in only the fourth game of the season and was immediately ruled out for no less than three months.
It's sad that this is what the Warriors' season has come down to, with Draymond Green and D'Angelo Russell doing their best to keep the team afloat, even though they've been ravaged with injuries themselves as of late.
While the current state of the Warriors may be satisfying to watch for rival NBA fans, the entire league is patiently waiting to see Curry back on the court. Unfortunately, that's not going to happen for another two months at least.