Stephen Curry will return this season despite the Golden State Warriors being well out of playoff contention. The Warriors haven’t considered shutting Curry down to ensure he enters the offseason healthy, or to maximize their lottery odds.

“Steph is coming back. That’s not even a discussion internally,” Joe Lacob said. “He’s ready to play so he should play. By the way, we’ll try to win every game. I’m not really about, ‘Let’s lose every game so we can get the best pick.’ You try to do that, you’re messing with the basketball gods. So we don’t believe in that.”

Lacob isn’t sure if Klay Thompson will return this season from his torn ACL or wait until next October.

“Klay might come back for a few games at the end. He might not,” Lacob said. “That doesn’t matter so much. Maybe we’ll err on the cautious side. Maybe. That’s up to him.”