The Golden State Warriors will finally welcome superstar Stephen Curry back on the court Saturday in their game against the Detroit Pistons. According to Mark Medina of The Mercury News, key personalities from the Warriors such as Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, and head coach Steve Kerr couldn’t hide their excitement over their sharpshooting point guard’s impending return.
“He’s been great. You see it out there with his energy on the bench,” Thompson said. “He’s leading vocally. We obviously miss him and can’t wait to get him back, but he’s been very present.”
While Durant may be the best player on the Warriors, Curry is the unquestioned leader the Warriors need. Recall that Curry played a huge part in easing the whole Kevin Durant-Draymond Green saga that clouded over the Bay Area during Curry’s absence.
Moreover, Golden State has sorely missed its two-time MVP’s services as they struggled with Curry out of commission, going 5-6 in his absence after starting off with a blistering 10-2 start. Thus, it’s easy to see why head coach Steve Kerr is so excited to have his most important player back.
“Everything gets better,” Kerr said. “Food tastes better. Your guys’ questions get better. Obviously, we’ve been looking forward to getting him back.”
Kevin Durant has been on a tear since Curry got hurt and had to carry most of the scoring load with Thompson. While he did say that everybody is ecstatic for their star point guard’s return, nobody is more excited than the two-time MVP himself.
“I can’t describe it,” Durant said. “I know everybody is going to be excited. Nobody is going to be more excited than he is.”
With his partner-in-crime back in the fray, Durant will no longer have to muster up masterclass performances like he did in the past three games, with 44, 49, and 51 points in consecutive outings.
Stephen Curry was scorching hot to start his 2018-19 campaign, making an early-season case for MVP. In 11 games prior to his injury, he averaged 29.5 points on 51.5 percent shooting from the field and a blistering 49.2 percent from 3-point range, while adding 5.0 rebounds and 6.1 assists per contest.