Curry said Monday that he won't require any offseason surgeries to address his right ankle, right elbow or right knee injuries, Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Curry appeared to be noticeably limited by the assortment of injuries during the playoffs, particularly in the Warriors' seven-game series loss to the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, when he was held to averages of 22.6 points (on 40.3% shooting from the field), 4.9 rebounds, 4.6 three-pointers, 3.7 assists and 4.3 turnovers across 35.1 minutes per game. The two-time MVP plans to use the offseason to rest and recuperate, as he's already opted out of suiting up for the United States in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. He should be fully healed by the time training camp arrives in the fall and will again be a viable option as the first overall pick in fantasy drafts.
Curry managed 17 points (6-19 FG, 4-14 3Pt, 1-1 FT), five rebounds, two assists, one steal, and one block across 39 minutes during the Warriors' 93-89 loss to the Cavaliers in Sunday's Game 7. Curry committed four turnovers in Game 7, and he finished the NBA Finals averaging 4.3 giveaways compared to 3.7 assists. It was certainly a series to forget for the regular season MVP, who also posted 22.6 points (40.3 FG, 40.0 3Pt, 92.9 FT) and 4.9 rebounds per contest. It's entirely possible that Curry has not been 100 percent healthy since returning from the knee injury that he suffered during the first round of the playoffs, but he made no excuses and denied notions of offseason surgery. Expect Curry and the Warriors to come back hungry in 2016-17 with hopes to recapture the crown.
Curry scored 30 points (8-20 FG, 6-13 3Pt, 8-9 FT) to go with two rebounds and one assist across 35 minutes before fouling out of Thursday's 115-101 loss to the Cavaliers in Game 6. After being whistled for his sixth foul late in the fourth quarter when the game was slipping away from the Warriors, a frustrated Curry angrily threw his mouthpiece, hitting a Cleveland fan in the front row. Curry also berated referee Jason Phillips, who issued a technical and ejected Curry for the first time in his career. Curry apologized to the fan, but was clearly frustrated by the treatment he received from officials. After the game, coach Steve Kerr verbalized the point guard's frustration and expressed his own brand of outrage about the officiating to Diamond Leung of the San Jose Mercury News. "He's the MVP of the league. He gets six fouls called on him, three of them were absolutely ridiculous," Kerr said. Perhaps the home comforts of Game 7 in Oakland on Sunday will be the remedy the Warriors need, as the team has dropped two close-out games in a row while Curry has shot just 39 percent from the field.
Curry exploded for 38 points (11-25 FG, 7-13 3Pt, 9-10 FT), six assists, five rebounds and two steals over 40 minutes during Friday's 108-97 victory over the Cavs in Game 4 of the NBA Finals. The lethal marksman everyone had been waiting to resurface finally reared his head in spectacular fashion Friday, with the reigning MVP setting series-highs in virtually every offensive category. Curry had uncharacteristically averaged just 13 shot attempts over the first three games of the series, but put the ball up 25 times in Game 4, resulting in double the point total of Game 3. His MVP-caliber performance was essential to the Warriors scoring a double-digit victory in one of the toughest arenas in the league, and puts Golden State in a perfect position to clinch their second consecutive championship at home on Monday in Game 5.
Curry has withdrawn from the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil, Sportando reports. In the press release, Curry cited the need to get his body back to full health, as recent ankle and knee injuries have taken a toll on him this season. Instead of taking part in the 2016 Summer Olympics, he's opted for rest and body rehabilitation. With all that said, Curry is coming off an efficient 18-point (7-11 FG, 4-8 3Pt), nine-rebound performance in Game 2 of the NBA Finals and should come out firing on all cylinders again come Wednesday's Game 3.
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