The NBA world was flipped upside down on Friday, as it was reported by Bleacher Report that Golden State Warriors star point guard Stephen Curry wouldn't play again this season due to the fracture in his hand, which was supposedly worse than initially reported. Naturally, this blew the previously-accepted three-month timetable out of the water.
The team's first statement following the bombshell, however, was to call it a bunch of bologna. So, there's that.
“That’s complete hogwash,” one source told The Chronicle. “Like we’ve said, he’s going to get re-evaluated in three months, and we’ll go from there. There’s no reason to believe right now that he can’t play this season.”
Curry had surgery on the injured hand last week and is still expected to be re-evaluated in three months' time. According to NBA reporter Ric Bucher, however, the “fracture was worse than originally thought.”
Multiple sources with the team have refuted that claim by Bucher.
Maybe Curry does end up missing the rest of the season because the team falls down to the cellar of the Western Conference (a spot they are close to right now, as it stands) and there's no sense in bringing him back, even if he's healthy enough to return. Both sides can be right on this one, even if the Dubs aren't ready to admit it.