With Kevin Durant sidelined, for at least a month, the Golden State Warriors need Stephen Curry to play MVP basketball once again
Kevin Durant’s knee injury against the Washington Wizards Tuesday almost ruined the championship aspirations of Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors.
The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, reported that KD would be out for at least a month. More importantly, he isn’t likely to miss the remainder of the season. Still, the absence of Durant would surely affect the Warriors.
"[via The Vertical]"
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"All in all, good news for Kevin Durant and Warriors, team says: Sprained MCL, bone bruise. He will be re-evaluated in a month.Warriors had feared they could have had to start playoffs without Durant, but there’s a chance he can return by mid-April for first-round."
When players go down, others have to step up. For the Dubs, this is the perfect time for reigning NBA MVP, Steph Curry to show up. In turn, he would have to carry the heavy load for them. Otherwise, they might as well say goodbye to their chances of winning a title this year.
Even when Kevin Durant came to the Warriors a few months ago, this was and is still Steph Curry’s team. Now, Steph should remind everyone why he is still the face of this Golden State Warriors team.
Furthermore, Steph Curry has to start balling like a real MVP again.
This Durant injury may end up being a blessing in disguise for the Dubs. Steph Curry, in the process, may finally decide to carry the team on his back, the way he has done so for the past two seasons.
Steph Curry needs to step up for the Dubs for them to retain the top spot in the West. Otherwise, the Spurs and Rockets may just creep up on them. Still, people who are counting out the Dubs, as early as now, are making a big mistake.
They may have forgotten that the Golden State Warriors still have a healthy two-time reigning MVP playing, with two All-Stars flanking him, a solid supporting cast backing him up and one of the best coaches in the NBA in Steve Kerr.