NBA Injury Roundup: Curry hopes to return for playoffs; Ball out for season?

Chicago Bulls Lonzo Ball (Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports)
Chicago Bulls Lonzo Ball (Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports) /

NBA Injury Roundup: Key players are trying to make a push to return this season, but time is not on their side. 

With just a few weeks before the start of the NBA Playoffs, there are several teams across the league that are hoping to enter the postseason healthy. However, time is something that many teams simply don’t have at their disposal anymore. Or at least not much of it.

That said, let’s go across the league and visit with a few teams that are currently nursing a key injury and try to get an update.

A potential timeline on Stephen Curry?

The hope, from both the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry, is that a return can take place before the playoffs. And that’s the positive attitude that Curry is maintaining.

According to early reports, Curry is still in a walking boot but he’s hoping to make a return before the postseason.

Sticking with the Warriors, James Wiseman had another setback that will delay his season debut once again. This late in the season, you’d have to wonder if we’ll see him at all this season. It’s quite unfortunate.

Are Los Angeles Lakers getting reinforcements?

The Los Angeles Lakers have had a season to forget, but there is an outside chance that they could get both Anthony Davis and Kendrick Nunn back before the playoffs. The Lakes are fighting for their playoff lives and will need to win the play-in tournament to even get a shot as a 7th or 8th seed.

At this point, they could use all the help they can get.

Good and bad news for the Chicago Bulls

The good news is that Patrick Williams, who was injured early in the season, is set to make his return this week. He should give the team a strong shot in the arm that they could desperately use right now.

The bad news is that Lonzo Ball hasn’t responded all that well during rehab. That doesn’t bode well for a team that is trying to round into shape heading into the postseason. Chicago hasn’t played its best basketball of late and has fallen down to 5th in the Eastern Conference standings.

A Jamal Murray non-update update

The Denver Nuggets have competed admirably this season without Jamal Murray, but there’s no question that they need him in the lineup and healthy to be a contender in the Western Conference.

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Right now, though, it appears that he’s “not close” to returning. With time running out on the season, there’s a growing chance that we don’t see Murray until next season.