Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry is out against the Toronto Raptors in Tampa on Friday as he continues to deal with an ongoing tailbone injury

After Curry played 36 minutes in a 116-109 loss to the Heat on Thursday night, Curry said he needed to see how he was feeling on Friday morning to determine his availability against the Raptors
Coach Steve Kerr said Friday that curry was held after a discussion with the team’s training staff

“[It was] just the decision the training staff made when they rated it,” Kerr said. “And Steph was part of that decision too, so we feel pretty good about seeing him today and [Saturday] free and then play it in Atlanta, we have two days to recover from the [Thursday] night. It’s the wise decision “

Kerr was noncommittal on the possibility of Curry having a portion of it back to back down the line The Warriors have another duel against the Washington Wizards and the Houston Rockets

next week

Curry was injured on 17 March in a 108-94 win over the Rockets on the tailbone after tripping over a row of risers near the bench in Houston

Kerr also responded to Draymond Green’s comments on Thursday regarding a lack of motivation to fight for a play-in spot

“Well, it motivates me,” Kerr said on Friday. “We want the best we can and we want to have a shot I still claim that we have the chance to get a lot better and make a run is mine It is clear that, since we are currently constituted, we are not a championship candidate I think that’s obvious

“So I understand what Draymond is saying, and after so many years as a championship contender, it’s difficult to look at the leaderboard and say, ‘Wow, we’re just trying to make it to the play-in”and stuff” Yeah, that’s a very different deal than we’re used to, but that’s our circumstances, that’s our reality “

Kerr added that the team’s progress is still important this season, even if the Warriors aren’t built to fight for a championship right now

“I think everything is organizationally important,” he said, “and I think getting to the playoffs would be a great achievement and a stepping stone towards next year, regardless of what happens when we get there me think that should drive us Just facing a big thought “

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