Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he doesn't see the argument from some that Curry shouldn't return this season. "He's perfectly healthy," Kerr said Wednesday. "He's in the prime of his career. As soon as he's ready, he's coming back. Our fans deserve it. We need it as a team to springboard into next year, and it's the right thing to do."
- Kerr reiterated that he felt it was key for Curry, 31, to play with several younger teammates, including new addition Andrew Wiggins, in advance of next season.
- "He's playing. He's almost healthy, he's almost ready, so he's playing. No discussion. He doesn't need to convince me of anything."
- "To me, it's been one of the things that's been missing from our practices this year, the individual workouts of Steph, Klay and Kevin [Durant]," Kerr said. "The last few years post-practice, it's like a clinic. It's a clinic for younger players -- how you have to conduct yourself as an NBA player. The work that you put in once practice is over is really the bar for how good you want to become and how serious you're taking this. And Steph, I've never seen anybody work harder than Steph in his post-practice workouts. And so now we're seeing that, all the younger guys are looking over there and they're seeing him. And they're seeing what he goes through, what he does, and it's beautiful to watch. So I think our team is getting a bounce from that, a bounce of energy and a reminder that better days are ahead."
NBA, Stephen Curry's Best Plays Of The Decade, Jan 3, 2020.