OAKLAND — Stephen Curry returned to the court for stationary shooting drills Saturday, and he could be able to scrimmage later this week, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Sunday.
While Curry is unlikely to play in Game 2 on Tuesday, the three off days afterward could enable the reigning MVP to be ready for Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Portland Trail Blazers.
“Before he’s going to play a game, he has to be on the floor in a 5-on-5 situation, which means it’s pretty slim that he would be out there in Game 2,” Kerr said.
“Maybe Thursday, Friday there’s a chance we could get him on the floor in a scrimmage situation, but it’s all speculation.”
Curry’s light drill work came six days after he suffered the injury in Game 4 of the Warriors’ first-round series against the Houston Rockets. The Warriors offered a rough two-week timeline for Curry to return to basketball activities after an MRI exam revealed a Grade 1 MCL sprain.
“Thanks for all the messages and positive energy this past week,” Curry wrote on Instgram on Saturday.
Curry was thanking soccer star Lionel Messi for sending him an autographed jersey. Soon after Messi released an Instagram video of him with the jersey, Curry went down with the injury when he was playing defense and slipped on a wet spot in Houston.
“This gift was a great reminder of how incredible and supportive the fans are through everything,” Curry wrote.