Stephen Curry is currently recuperating from a groin strain, one that has kept him out of action for the last 5 Warriors games.
Curry could be on the sidelines for another week before he is deemed fit for the rigours of the NBA.
Now, the Draymond-KD altercation during the game against Clippers has brought about a wave of uncertainty around the Warriors team. A team that seemed to be settled and destined for further glory, now finds itself in the midst of a very confusing and testing time.
The duo are back on talking terms but the environment in the Warriors camp is not one of harmony, as the team is searching for leaders on and off the court.
And with Curry injured, they are finding it tough to get out of this emotional and mental slump.
A slightly torn dressing room combined with 3 losses on the trot mean that Warriors need to, for once, dig deep and find their way out of this mess.
Having stayed away from making any comment on the altercation, Curry has now made a public statement about the entire saga.
Curry was asked if the altercation could bring the Warriors dynasty down and how it was being handled behind closed doors.
“That’s not going to happen,” Curry said.
“I think the way we’ve handled it as a team, the way Draymond’s handled it, the way KD’s handled it, it’s been nothing but professionalism,” he added.
Warriors in the Steve Kerr era:
254-47 with Steph Curry
22-19 without Steph Curry
— Mayo Highlights (@MayoHighlights) November 13, 2018
Curry further spoke on how KD and Green were looking to mend their relationship post the fall out and if they could in fact work things out in the weeks and months to come.
“They have a lot of equity built in their relationship,” Curry said.
“They’ve won championships together. They’ve brought out the best in each other. Obviously, I don’t think they’ve had an incident to this level, but you don’t have the experiences that you’ve had and go through the journey that we’ve been on and let it be derailed by something like that.” he added.
Curry knows that Warriors can do something very special this season by winning another championship, and believes that the players are professional enough to not let a slight argument get in the way of their goals.
Steph Curry: "I'm extremely proud of the way we've handled this last week because there was an opportunity for us to implode and crumble. But that's not going to happen."
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) November 18, 2018
“We have the opportunity to do something extremely special this year,” Curry said.
“There’s going to be ups and downs and bumps in the road, whether it’s self-inflicted or whether it’s from outside. At the end of the day nothing should distract us from what our goal is.” he added.
Curry is itching to get back onto the court as he wants to help out his team in this tough phase.
“It’s been different. It’s been tough” Curry said.
“Obviously it sucks not being able to play, sucks when you’re not with the team and something like that happens.” he concluded.