Golden State fell to 1-3 with the loss and could fall into a deeper hole in the extended absence of the two-time MVP. A worse record normally would lead to a higher draft position, but the Warriors traded their 2020 first-round pick as part of the D'Angelo Russell sign-and-trade for Kevin Durant.
But, the Brooklyn Nets won't necessarily own the Warriors' pick.
As ESPN's Marcus Spears reminded his followers on Twitter on Wednesday, the Warriors' first-round pick is top-20 protected.
Reminder: The Warriors' 2020 first-round pick dealt to Brooklyn in the D'Angelo Russell and Kevin Durant sign-and-trade is protected 1-20.— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) October 31, 2019
If the Warriors' draft pick falls in the top 20 this spring, they ultimately would owe the Nets a 2025 second-round pick. For reference, Golden State doesn't currently have any players under contract beyond 2024.
Curry's recovery timeline is unknown. Warriors general manager Bob Myers told NBC Sports Bay Area's Kerith Burke that Curry next will undergo a CT scan.