Steph Curry hasn't played in an NBA game since October 30, when he broke his left hand in a collision with Suns center Aron Baynes.
After nearly four months sitting on the sidelines watching his team put up the worst record in the NBA without him and Klay Thompson, Curry has been cleared for contact and is targeting a March 1 return against the Wizards.
"It's always been March 1," Curry said, according to ESPN's Nick Friedell. "But that for me mostly is just to give you a target. You have to have something to work towards in the rehab process because that gives you a barometer for each week, what you're building towards."
Curry will go through live scrimmages with his team and see how his hand reacts to the action. However, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is optimistic Curry will make his on-court return Sunday against Washington.
With Thompson out all season rehabbing from a torn ACL he suffered in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, the team playing poorly and a high draft pick coming Golden State's way this summer, there's an argument against Curry playing at all this year.
"I'm gonna do what's right for me," Curry said. "And that's about it."
Whether you think Curry's right or wrong for playing the last quarter of the season, the Warriors aren't going to be as bad as they've been, and teams like the Wizards who are vying for a playoff spot can't afford to take them lightly now that the most prolific shooter the game has ever seen is coming back.
The Wizards and Warriors will face off Sunday, March 1 at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Washington.
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