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Steve Kerr gives best guess on when Steph Curry will return to Warriors

Steve Kerr gives best guess on when Steph Curry will return to Warriors

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Prior to Monday night's game against the Magic, Steve Kerr said Steph Curry might play when the Warriors face the Raptors on Thursday night in Toronto.

On Tuesday night, Golden State's head coach provided another update on the two-time MVP's status.

"He's right now entering the point where we can finally say, 'All right, is it time?' That's all based on [director of sports medicine and performance] Rick Celebrini's decision," Kerr told Damon Bruce on 95.7 The Game. "He's had athletes in the past who have had groin injuries, come back and had no symptoms and had a setback because they just didn't take the full time. It's not enough to just say 'OK, Steph feels good, we can throw him back out there again.'

"But with that said, I think we're very close to the time where we can say, 'All right, there's been enough time.' He's pain free, the symptoms are gone, and ultimately Rick will make the decision when he's comfortable putting him out there. My best guess is Detroit [on Saturday], but we'll see what happens."

Curry hasn't played since straining his left groin Nov. 8 against the Bucks. Golden State is 5-5 without the five-time All-Star in the lineup.

Curry was slated to scrimmage at the Warriors' practice facility Tuesday. The team is flying to Toronto on Wednesday morning and is scheduled to have a workout that night, so we might get a more concrete update if there is media availability.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Is Jordan Poole-Zendaya date happening? Warriors rookie says he's trying

Is Jordan Poole-Zendaya date happening? Warriors rookie says he's trying

Jordan Poole isn't about to give up on his dream date.

The Warriors rookie shot his shot five days ago, and now he's going to try to get that date with actress-singer Zendaya.

"We're about to see," Poole told NBC Sports Bay Area's Logan Murdock on Saturday at the House of Highlights camp in Hayward.

Earlier this week, Klay Thompson's girlfriend, Laura Harrier, posted cute Instagram photos of the couple in London. Zendaya, who is from Oakland, commented on the post.

That's when Poole slid into the comments and tried to score a date with Zendaya.

Poole's daring ask definitely caught everyone's attention, though it didn't draw a response from Zendaya.

Poole spent a good portion of the week with Klay in Newport Beach at the Thompson Family Foundation Golf Tournament, but he didn't consult with the All-Star shooting guard on trying to set up a double date.

"Nah, it was a freestyle," Poole said.

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If Poole knows how he'll lock down the date, he's not divulging details. He played coy when asked for his plan.

"We'll see," Poole said. "We'll find out."

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Klay Thompson proclaims Warriors' championship dynasty 'far from over'

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Klay Thompson proclaims Warriors' championship dynasty 'far from over'

All the national pundits and talking heads have danced on the grave of the Warriors' dynasty.

With Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston gone, and Klay Thompson out for a large portion of the upcoming season after ACL surgery, most believe the Warriors' reign of dominance is over.

But Thompson isn't listening to the noise. The Warriors might be down, but they aren't out.

"The dynasty ain't over," Klay said Friday during the second annual Thompson Family Foundation golf tournament in Newport Beach, Calif. "It's far from over."

After five season atop the NBA mountain, the Warriors no longer are the favorites to win the title, and they will look vastly different this season.

At the beginning of the season, Steph Curry and Draymond Green will be flanked by newcomers D'Angelo Russell and Willie Cauley-Stein. Instead of Durant at the starting small forward spot, Warriors coach Steve Kerr might go with Alfonzo McKinnie.

Super Death Lineup this is not.

Making matters tougher for the Warriors is the improvement of other teams in the Western Conference. The Clippers, Lakers, Jazz and Rockets all made blockbuster moves over the summer, while the Nuggets and Blazers return teams that were top-four playoff seeds in the West last season.

But once Thompson returns in February or March, the Warriors will be able to close games with a lineup of Curry, Thompson, Russell, Green and Kevon Looney, who signed a three-year contract in the offseason.

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As Green said last week, no one will want to face the Warriors in the playoffs. That will be especially true if Thompson is 100 percent in April.

Durant isn't around anymore, but the dynasty isn't dead until Curry, Thompson and Green say it is.