The Golden State Warriors have coped pretty well in the absence of Stephen Curry in recent games.
Outscoring opponents 232-187 over the past two games, the Dubs have progressed into the Western Conference semi finals and taken a 1-0 series lead against the Portland Trail Blazers since Curry was last out on the hardwood.
Nevertheless, the reigning champions would love to be able to call on Curry's services sooner rather than later. According to the man himself, that could very well be this Saturday's game three.
Speaking to ESPN's Lisa Salters mid-way through Golden State's 118-106 win over Portland last night, Curry seemed in confident mood as he described his chances of appearing in game three as "pretty good".
Dealing with an MCL sprain in his knee suffered in game three of the Warriors' first-round series with the Houston Rockets, Curry has already progressed to light shooting work at this stage.
Although a return in Tuesday night's game two is a virtual impossibility, the four-day gap before game three could allow enough time for his body to heal.
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, speaking before game one vs Portland last night, admitted there was a chance Curry would be back for game three.
Nevertheless, despite the optimism of both player and coach, the MVP-in-waiting's chances of suiting up will ultimately be down to the GSW medical staff.
Moreover, should the Warriors continue their impressive start to the series and go 2-0 against the Trail Blazers, they could yet opt to keep Curry on the sidelines until game four at the earliest just to be safe.