Warriors guard Stephen Curry said Friday that he doesn’t expect the team to trade him before the end of the season, but the team may have to do it if the Warriors are to avoid a losing record.
“I think we’ll see,” Curry said after the Warriors’ 102-91 loss to the Phoenix Suns.
“I don’t know if we’ll trade him.
We can’t have that.”
Curry, who has played in four games this season because of a strained left quadriceps tendon, has averaged 13.3 points on 41.4 percent shooting in his last seven games.
The Warriors, however, have lost five of six and have played poorly defensively.
The team has scored 110.0 points per game while allowing an average of 106.1.
The Suns (20-20) are shooting 54.8 percent, including 34.5 percent from 3-point range.
The Warriors, meanwhile, are shooting 52.8 in the paint.
“They are going to have to figure out how to win the basketball games they’re playing,” coach Steve Kerr said of the Suns.
“You know, we’ve just got to go out there and play hard and be consistent and get better.
If we do that, then we’ll have a chance.”
The Suns are 2-2 without Curry, who missed last week’s game against Oklahoma City with a sprained left ankle.
He was listed as questionable for Friday’s game.
Curry had 28 points in Friday’s 106-90 loss to New Orleans.
He was 1 of 11 from 3 in the second half, including 0 of 6 from the line.
“We’re getting a lot of points from our bench and that’s why we’re losing,” Kerr said.
“We have to get better.”
Crawford, who averaged 14.0 assists last season, had 10 points and 10 rebounds against the Pelicans.