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Legendary Warrior Rick Barry is not overly confident in his former team heading into the postseason.
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OAKLAND — The Golden State Warriors on Saturday announced that Stephen Curry has made “steady functional progress” since his injury and “will intensify his on-court rehabilitation in the coming days.”

He was examined Friday by the team’s medical staff and will be re-evaluated in one week, according to the Warriors.

His intensified rehab will include “more running and lateral movement.”

Curry has been out since March 23, when he suffered a Grade 2 MCL sprain against Atlanta and thus made this super team significantly more vulnerable, as they lost six of their final 10 games of the season.

The Warriors tip off Game 1 of their first-round series with the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday afternoon — a series Warriors coach Steve Kerr has said Curry won’t be back for. 

“I haven’t had any setbacks,” Curry said last week. “So that’s the positive, every day has been something good, advancing the rehab process. I’m looking forward to hopefully making more progress as we look towards the playoffs.

“It’s been an interesting two weeks so far. Just trying to get some rhythm, some strength back, some flexibility, range of motion, all that type of stuff.”

On Thursday, Curry posted a picture of himself in a weight room with the caption, “Soon come…”

Golden State last week agreed to a fully guaranteed deal through next season with Quinn Cook, a 25-year-old out of Duke who made the most of this past month after spending most of the season with the Santa Cruz Warriors while on a two-way contract. Cook has done a fine job filling in for Curry, averaging 16.9 points, 4.6 assists and 4.1 rebounds since March 13.

More to come …

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