2 warriors who must step in while the curry is out

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The Golden State Warriors are about to enter the turning point of their season.

Two-time MVP Stephen Curry suffered a shoulder injury on Wednesday and is expected to miss several weeks.

So it will be interesting to see how the Warriors react without their best player.

Sitting with a 14-16 record, the Warriors donโ€™t have time to feel sorry for themselves.

They have to find ways to win games without Curry.

Here are two warriors who need to step in while Curry is away.

1.Jordan Poole

The next man at point guard for the Warriors will likely be Jordan Poole.

Now that he will be entering the starting lineup for an extended period, he must thrive in this role.

Poole has been awesome in the games heโ€™s started this season, averaging 25.0 points, 4.4 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game.

The 23-year-old must continue to carry much of the scoring load.

But, one place where he needs to improve is on defense.

Curry has always been a solid defender, but Poole seems indifferent at times.

Heโ€™ll have to step in at that end of the floor if the Warriors are going to start stopping people on a consistent basis.

2. Donte Di Vincenzo

Donte DiVincenzo is another guard who will see his usage increase while Curry is out.

In his first season with the Warriors, DiVincenzo played very well off the bench.

The 25-year-old is playing 19.3 minutes per game this season.

But, he should see an increase to at least 25 minutes while Curry is out.

Where DiVincenzo provides the most value is defensively.

He must continue to be a defensive star for the Warriors as they navigate the coming weeks.

The Warriors have one of the worst defenses in the NBA this season after having one of the best last year.

Giving 116.8 points per game is simply not acceptable.

They need to go back to playing elite defense if they want to stay in the running while their best player is out.

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