Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry Will Not Play in Rio Olympics

Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry Will Not Play in Rio Olympics

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry will not play in the Rio Olympics, reports Marcus Thompson of the San Jose Mercury News.

Curry is currently participating in his second straight NBA Finals. The two-time MVP sustained a knee sprain earlier in the NBA playoffs, and will not take part in the Olympics to let his right knee heal, according to the report.

Curry has never played for Team USA during the Olympics. The 28-year-old guard should still be a candidate for the team for the 2020 games.

In addition to Curry, Andre Igoudala and Klay Thompson could also opt out of the Olympics due to concerns over the Zika virus, according to the report. Players have been advised to not to bring their families to Rio and to sleep in nets due to the potential issues with the virus.

Igoudala was on the 2012 gold-medal winning Olympics team, while Curry and Thompson last played for Team USA during the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

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