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Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry will be sidelined with a subluxation (ie, partial dislocation) of his left shoulder. the team announced Thursday. Although the Warriors have not released an official timetable for his return, This was reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic that Curry will be sidelined for at least two weeks. Curry will not require surgery and is expected to return to the court in about a month. Charania said while speaking at Bally Sports.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski was the first to report that Kari will miss a few weeks.

Curry left the Warriors’ 125-119 loss after injuring his shoulder in the third quarter. In the previous game, Curry missed a 3-pointer and a long rebound led to a Pacers fast break. As Jaylen Smith drove to the basket, Curry reached for a steal and injured his shoulder in the process.

Curry immediately grabbed his shoulder. He was in enough pain for the Warriors to call a timeout, after which he went to the locker room. The team sat him out the rest of the game, but he still finished with 38 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Golden State coach Steve Kerr told reporters he will have an MRI on Thursday and the team will “hope for the best.”

The defending champion Warriors are 10th in the West and 14-15 on the season. Now they will be without their franchise player who is once again playing at an MVP level. To say this is a setback would be a huge understatement. According to Cleaning The Glass , Golden State scored 120.8 points per 100 possessions with Curry on the court and a dismal 103 points per 100 in minutes without him. It has outscored opponents by 8.4 points per 100 possessions with Curry on the court and by 9.8 points per 100 CTG without him. He’s always had incredible on/off numbers, but this year’s team is especially heavy; it has the league’s worst bench in terms of overall net rating, and its starting lineup has been dominant.

The Warriors have four games remaining — Philadelphia, Toronto, New York and Brooklyn — before hosting the Memphis Grizzlies on Dec. 25. That Christmas game that just lost its luster is the beginning. eight-game homestand in which Charlotte, Utah, Portland, Atlanta, Detroit, Orlando and Phoenix will also visit the Chase Center. If Curry is reevaluated in exactly two weeks, as per The Athletic, it will be sometime between the Utah and Portland games.

With Curry out, guard Jordan Poole will take on more playing responsibility and is expected to remain the starter when Andrew Wiggins returns from his injury. Poole has been more aggressive, efficient and effective as a starter than as a substitute this season, as evidenced by his splits per 36 minutes; 27.7 points (58.4 percent shooting), 4.9 assists, 3.7 turnovers as a starter. ; 19.4 points (52.9 percent shooting), 6.4 assists, 4.0 turnovers off the bench.

Curry’s absence will also likely mean backup point guard Ty Jerome will see regular minutes. Jerome has been on the fringes of Golden State’s rotation since signing a two-way contract just before the start of the season.


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