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ORLANDO — News Thursday afternoon that five players, including three All-Stars, are on the Warriors’ injury report left many wondering: Could Golden State be without half its rotation for Friday night’s game in Orlando?
“I guess today’s injury report was very alarming, from what I hear,” head coach Steve Kerr said after practice at Amway Center. “I didn’t even know. I’m hearing, ‘Half your team’s not even going to play.’ I’m like, ‘What?’”
Stephen Curry (right hand contusion), Kevin Durant (sprained left ankle), Andre Iguodala (sore left knee) and David West (left lateral knee soreness) have been upgraded to probable for Friday. Klay Thompson, who sprained his right ankle late in Wednesday’s overtime win over the Lakers, is questionable.
Curry, Durant, Iguodala and West might not have been included on the injury report if not for a new NBA guideline calling for more transparency regarding injuries. Teams are asked to put players on the injury report even if they only have the most minor of ailments.
However, Thompson’s status is murkier. He missed practice Thursday night, and the Warriors don’t have a morning shoot-around Friday.
Curry will likely play against the Magic, but he recognizes that it’ll be a few days before his injured right ring finger is completely healed. The hope is that he gets comfortable playing with a wrap on his right hand.
That wrap bothered him much of Wednesday’s victory over the Lakers, often forcing the right-handed Curry to rely on his left hand. He completed a post-practice shooting routine Thursday with that same wrap on.
“I don’t think it’s something where if we just give him a few days off, it’s going to disappear,” Kerr said. “I think it may linger for a while. He’s going to have to get used to it.”
Kerr mentioned after Wednesday’s game that he needs to find a chance for Iguodala, who has been dealing with soreness in his left knee, to rest at some point on this extended road trip. Kerr said in Orlando that the best opportunity to rest players will be during Golden State’s upcoming back-to-back set, Sunday in Miami and Monday in New Orleans.
Connor Letourneau is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @Con_Chron