Warriors Rumors: Stephen Curry's Playing Status For Second Round Still Undetermined

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry has not played since March 23 since suffering an MCL injury, and while he was expected to return following the first round of the playoffs, that may not be the case.

According to Christian Boutwell of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Curry is listed as day-to-day but hasn't been cleared for contact yet.

The answer of exactly when is unclear, but barring any last-minute delays, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry might return from a knee injury to meet the New Orleans Pelicans in the Western Conference semifinals.

Curry, who has not played since March 23 with a sprained MCL in his left knee, began participating in a limited practice role Saturday, coach Steve Kerr said. 

"[He participated in] most of it, actually," Kerr told reporters Saturday. "I mean we didn't do any contact, so he's not cleared for contact. But 5-on-0 stuff, drill work, defensive segments and all of that stuff."

Curry's teammates are hoping Curry returns for their series against the New Orleans Pelicans as well, but also aren't holding their breath. Guard Klay Thompson said: "I hope, but I'm not going to expect it."

Kerr was also more pessimistic about Curry's return, saying before Game 4 of their series against the Spurs that he "is not going to play anytime soon.”

Though Curry only played in three of the four games against the Pelicans this year, he averaged 28.7 points per game and played more minutes against New Orleans than any other team.

The Pelicans picked up their only win of the season against the Warriors in the game Curry missed.

Curry averaged 26.4 points, 6.1 assists, and 5.1 rebounds per game this season.

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