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Stephen Curry out at least three months after hand surgery

Phoenix Suns v Golden State Warriors

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 30: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors grimaces after he was injured in the second half of their game against the Phoenix Suns at Chase Center on October 30, 2019 in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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Stephen Curry broke his hand.

Unfortunately, he’ll need surgery, which will prolong his absence.


The Warriors are in deep trouble. They’re 1-3 and have looked bad. Now, they lose their best player.

Comparisons to the 1996-97 Spurs will run rampant. San Antonio lost David Robinson to injury, drew the No. 1 pick, drafted Tim Duncan and began a dynasty.

Will the Warriors tank? We might not know the difference. Again, they were stumbling even with Curry. This could get ugly.

Golden State still has Draymond Green. He could try to keep the Warriors in the playoff race until Curry returns, but that looks like a such a longshot.

Of course, no matter how far Golden State sinks in the standings, getting the No. 1 pick in the lottery is also a longshot.

This is a tough situation for a franchise and superstar accustomed to success.