Reigning NBA Finals MVP Curry suffered a shoulder subluxation earlier this month and was initially ruled out for “a few weeks”.
The four-time champion refused to put a more accurate timeline on his recovery, but Warriors fans now know he will be missing for another fortnight.
An update from the Warriors, published on Christmas Eve, read: “Stephen Curry, who suffered a subluxation of his left shoulder on December 14 at Indiana and has missed the team’s last four games, was recently re-evaluated.
“The re-evaluation indicated that Stephen is making good progress. He will be re-evaluated again in two weeks.”
The Warriors won the title last season but have struggled in 2022-23, with a losing record (15-18) for only the second time in the past 10 years. The other occasion saw Curry play only five games in 2019-20 (15-50).
Golden State are 14-12 with Curry in the team this season but 1-6 without him. Since his rookie season, they are 559-293 with Curry and 68-136 without him.
Despite the Warriors’ relatively ordinary record even with Curry on the court this year, he is enjoying a fine individual season statistically.
The 34-year-old is averaging 30.0 points for only the third time in his career, while his 6.8 assists are his most since 2014-15 and his 6.6 rebounds represent a clear career high.
Only in his second MVP season in 2015-16 (50.4 per cent) has Curry shot more efficiently from the floor (50.0 per cent).