KEY POINTS

  • Stephen Curry's return date revealed
  • Curry might play against the Wizards on March 1
  • The comeback might be too late for the Dubs

Golden State Warriors superstar guard Stephen Curry could hit basketball action again soon as he is reportedly returning from a broken left-hand injury break in less than two months from now.

Marcus Thompson II of The Athletic said that the two-time NBA MVP could return when the Warriors face the Washington Wizards on March 1, negating early reports that the 31-year-old will miss the rest of the season.

“The question is not if Stephen Curry is coming back this season, but when. And, from what I’ve been told, you might want to clear your schedule for March 1. The Warriors host the Washington Wizards that night,” Thompson said before disclaiming that the scoop is by no means a report that is already set in stone, clarifying that the schedule is “more like a target date.”

Curry has appeared only in four games this year. With the new season just barely starting, the three-time champ hurt his hand when the Warriors played the Phoenix Suns and immediately went under the knife on Nov.1

It has been a downward slope for the Dubs since as they took a dive from a being a perennial championship contender to hitting rock-bottom with the worst record in the league. In 44 games so far, the Warriors have only won 10 – a tally so disastrous that a comeback from a proven great in Curry would hardly matter to salvage their season.

Rob Goldberg of the Bleacher Report sees the potential comeback of Curry in March as Golden State’s way of testing its waters leading to the summer’s free agency frenzy as well as the rookie draft where the team expects to land a top-caliber pick.

“Golden State seemingly has little motivation to get Curry back on the floor with just a 10-34 record entering Sunday, the worst in the NBA,” Goldberg said. “The playoffs appear well out of the question while seeking a high draft pick might be the bigger motivation.”

“Curry's return could make the team much more competitive, also providing a chance to evaluate the roster with its key players in the lineup,” he added.

Stephen Curry Warriors All-Star Stephen Curry looks on during the NBA All-Star Game 2018 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Feb. 18, 2018. Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images