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Roughly a half-decade ago, Curry’s durability was regularly in question. Ankle problems limited him to 26 games in the 2011-12 season, and the long-term concerns about his health led to his accepting a four-year, $ 44 million extension from the Warriors, which proved to be a massive bargain.
Golden State no longer has that luxury after signing Curry for five years and $ 201 million this offseason.
Starting in 2012-13, Curry hasn’t missed more than four games a year during the regular season, and some of those absences were due to rest rather than injuries.
The two-time MVP suffered a sprained right MCL in the 2016 playoffs and didn’t look right when he returned to the court. Curry’s injury played a minor role in the Warriors’ blowing a 3-1 Finals lead.
Aside from that, though, he has largely avoided any injury issues. He appeared in 79 games in 2016-17, averaging 25.3 points a night.
As long as Curry doesn’t miss an extended period of time, the Warriors will have more than enough star power between Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson to compensate for his absence.