Steph Curry has missed 15 games so far in the 2022-23 season. In December 2022, Curry dealt with shoulder issues, which caused him to miss 11 games in a row.
The Golden State Warriors superstar seems to have completely recovered and has appeared in five straight games. Furthermore, the four-time NBA champion has no minute restrictions as he's averaged 38.1 minutes in these games.
Despite being listed as active on the injury report, the 6-foot-2 guard may not suit up against the Denver Nuggets. Here is everything you need to know about Curry's status for the game.
Steph Curry is healthy, but may not play against the Denver Nuggets
Curry is having another great season for the Golden State Warriors, averaging 29.7 points per game. Despite playing incredibly well, Curry's performances haven't translated into wins for the team
After beating the Boston Celtics in the 2022 NBA Finals and winning another championship, the Warriors are 26-25 this season. As such, they are in desperate need of a string of wins to cement a playoff spot.
The Warriors opened February with a matchup against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Unfortunately for them, they lost the game 119-114 after a poor overtime display.
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The Timberwolves are now 0.5 games ahead of the Warriors and have pushed the Dubs to seventh place in the Western Conference.
Steph Curry dropped 29 points against Minnesota, but he shot only 8-for-21 from the field. He also spent nearly 43 minutes on the floor, which is why he may not suit up for the game against the Denver Nuggets.
The Nuggets have the best record in the West with 35 wins and 16 losses. They've only lost three out of their last 14 games and are the best home team in the league with a 23-4 record.
Beating the Nuggets is a tough challenge, especially in Denver. Due to this, Steve Kerr may decide to give Curry a well-deserved rest and give more minutes to backup players.
The Warriors lost against the Nuggets earlier in the season
Thursday night will be the second matchup between the two teams. In their first meeting, the Nuggets won 128-123. Curry scored 34 points, but it wasn't enough to help his side beat Nikola Jokic and his squad.
This was the second game of the season for both teams, yet it was in some ways an indicator of things to come. The Nuggets have gone from strength to strength since that victory, while the Warriors have been plagued by inconsistency.
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Jokic finished the game with a 26-point triple-double and the Nuggets completely exposed the lack of defense by the Dubs, as they converted 53.5% of their shots.