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Source: Warriors refute report that Steph Curry likely out for season

Source: Warriors refute report that Steph Curry likely out for season

Well that was fast.

On Friday morning, Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report wrote the following about Warriors superstar Steph Curry:

His lengthy absence is not borne merely from being cautious with the franchise's best player. A team source says the fracture was worse than originally thought, and it's unlikely that he plays again this season.

Apparently, that is far from the truth, as a source has told NBC Sports Bay Area's Logan Murdock something very different.

Bucher later clarified his original reporting.

The Warriors' last regular-season game is April 15, which is five-and-a-half months after Curry underwent surgery on his broken left hand.

So it would be quite shocking if we don't see the two-time NBA MVP again this year.

But on Friday morning, Curry's personal trainer -- Brandon Payne of Accelerate Basketball -- was a guest on "The Habershow" podcast with NBC Sports' Tom Haberstroh, and he gave a very interesting response when Haberstroh said, 'Steph's coming back this year, right?' 

"You know, I don't know. I know he wants to. It's all gonna depend on how this rehab process plays out. It's three months to reevaluation, and then at that point we'll have a better idea of the timeline and what he can and can't do.

"Those first few weeks are gonna be critical in just how the movement comes back in the wrist and how that hand responds to activity. If it was an ankle or a knee and it was something we were familiar with, I think you'd probably have definitive answers.

"But when you're dealing with the unknown and you're dealing with surgery and longer recovery times, it's gonna have to be a wait-and-see-thing.

"As an organization, they're being very, very intelligent and well thought out about how they're going about this season. It might not be the most fun thing for their fans, but it's not like this year is the finish line.

"It's a long, long process when you're looking at doing things over a three, four, five-year period."

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Early February can't get here soon enough.

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Kirk Lacob challenges Warriors fans to find Bob Myers' Reddit account

Kirk Lacob challenges Warriors fans to find Bob Myers' Reddit account

Warriors president of basketball operations/general manager Bob Myers does not spend his day scrolling through Twitter.

Why not? Because the two-time NBA Executive of the Year does not have an account.

"Bob's a Reddit guy. Bob is deep on Reddit," Kirk Lacob -- Golden State's vice president of basketball operations -- said this week to Grant Liffmann and Kerith Burke on the "Runnin' Plays" podcast. "All of the subreddits. See if you can find Bob's Reddit account.

"I'll challenge anyone listening to this -- if you can figure out Bob's Reddit username, you can post it out there. If somebody gets it right, I will tell them they got it right."

[RUNNIN' PLAYS PODCAST: Listen to the latest episode]

The clear assumption here is that Lacob was kidding, and Dub Nation won't ever locate the username because it doesn't exist.

But if Myers really does have an account -- and somebody finds it -- will Lacob give the fan season tickets at Chase Center?

"I will give you my tickets for a game," he answered. "How about that?"

[RELATED: Will Dubs contend for '21 title? 'Hell yes,' Kirk Lacob says]

That sound you hear is Reddit users all across the world pounding away at their keyboards in search of the mystery login ...

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Warriors' Steph Curry to represent franchise at 2020 NBA Draft Lottery

Warriors' Steph Curry to represent franchise at 2020 NBA Draft Lottery

The 2020 NBA Draft Lottery will be held next Thursday, Aug. 20.

Who will be representing the Warriors at the virtual event?

The franchise officially made the announcement Thursday afternoon.

"If Steph Curry ever came and said, 'I want to do this. Put me on the lottery dais,' I think it would be pretty hard to say no," Golden State assistant general manager told Kerith Burke and Grant Liffmann this week on the "Runnin' Plays" podcast. "He's a pretty lucky guy. You want somebody who has good luck to be up there representing you.

"We got some ideas as far as lucky tokens as well."

[RUNNIN' PLAYS PODCAST: Listen to the latest episode]

No pressure, Steph!

Marcus Thompson of The Athletic first reported the news Thursday morning.

The Warriors are guaranteed to end up with a top-five pick. Here is the breakdown of their odds:

-No. 1 pick: 14 percent
-No. 2 pick: 13.4 percent
-No. 3 pick: 12.7 percent
-No. 4 pick: 12 percent
-No. 5 pick: 47.9 percent

[RELATED: Will Dubs contend for '21 title? 'Hell yes,' Kirk Lacob says]

If the Dubs don't trade the selection, it will be their first time making a lottery pick since 2012 when they took Harrison Barnes at No. 7 overall.

The 2020 NBA Draft is scheduled to take place Oct. 16.

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