Warriors star Stephen Curry is available to return to action Friday against the Hawks, the team announced Friday, confirming indications Thursday that he would see his first action since reinjuring a sprained ankle March 8.
"I think Steph is closer to playing than KD and Klay," head coach Steve Kerr told reporters . "...We're going to be cautious with all of them. ... This is not like a timetable of two to three days. It's just more of a feel thing."
Curry had targeted Friday’s game to make his return from the sprained right ankle he reinjured against the Spurs on March 8 when he stepped on Dejounte Murray's ankle after attempting a fast-break lay-up.
In his absence, the defending champs were 2-4. Curry has sprained or tweaked an ankle four separate times this season, missing a total of 21 games.
"He's chomping at the bit,” Kerr said. “We'll see how he responds in the next couple of days before we decide whether he plays or not."
Curry is averaging 26.8 points, 6.3 assists and 5.2 rebounds in 49 games played for the 53-18 Warriors, who have gone 2-4 in this latest stretch without the two-time MVP.
Meantime, Draymond Green (pelvic contusion) was still considered day-to-day and didn’t practice Thursday, while Kevin Durant (ribs) was a full participant and Klay Thompson (broken hand) dabbled in drills.