Stephen Curry could be rested next two Warriors games
There were reports that after the Warriors knocked off the Kings Monday that Stephen Curry was limping in the locker room. He didn’t show it on the court dropping a triple-double, but it was noticed after the game.
Which may mean some rest is coming for Curry, according to interim coach Luke Walton. Via Diamond Leung of the Bay Area News Group.
Stephen Curry walked around gingerly after the game. "The regular season grind is upon me right now. I'm just working through it."— Diamond Leung (@diamond83) December 29, 2015
Stephen Curry wants to play but did not practice today and could possibly be rested next two games, per Luke Walton.— Diamond Leung (@diamond83) December 30, 2015
Officially, Curry as listed as questionable for Wednesday. The Warriors error on the side of caution with players and health, so don’t be shocked if Curry is out against the Dallas Mavericks Wednesday and the Houston Rockets Thursday. I’d be surprised if he’s not rested for at least half of the back-to-back.
This is why the Warriors chasing 72 wins is still very early in the conversation — the Warriors’ 29-1 record puts it on the table, but as the season moves along the Warriors will make the health of their players the highest priority. Curry will get rested, as will Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and the rest of them. The Warriors will not care if that costs them a few wins.
If Curry sits out, expect to see a lot more Shaun Livingston. Leandro Barbosa did not make the trip with the team due to injury.