The Warriors’ Stephen Curry participated in a scrimmage on Saturday for the first time since suffering a broken hand last fall.

The Golden State guard has been cleared for contact and continues to aim for a return to gameplay on March 1. Curry has been sidelined since breaking his left hand in a collision with the Suns’ Aron Baynes on Oct. 30.

“It feels good,” Curry said after Saturday’s practice. “It’s been a long three and a half plus months, whatever it is. Just trying to understand all the different checkpoints I had to try and get through to get to this point and then what’s left, but this is the fun part I guess where you get to actually play basketball and worry about what happens in between the lines and not so much the specific rehab parts. It’s nice to get out there with my guys and play and keep moving forward.”

Warriors coach Steve Kerr did not guarantee March 1 as Curry’s return date, stating that he will “see how the coming week goes” in practice. Curry added that the date has been his goal.

“It’s always been March 1,” Curry said. “But that for me mostly is just to give you a target. You have to have something to work towards in the rehab process because that gives you a barometer for each week, what you’re building towards. Like I’ve always said, I haven’t had any setbacks along the way, this has been a very long, strenuous rehab process, and it’s something I haven’t been through before so it’s nice that I’m getting that type of response with every new challenge that I kind of go after.”





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