Anthony Slater: It’s official: Steph Curry is active tonight in Toronto tonight. Andre Iguodala playing, Omri Casspi out.
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Mark Medina: Steve Kerr listed Stephen Curry as questionable for tomorrow in Toronto
Though Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he thought Curry “did look good” as he completed all of Thursday’s practice at Marquette University, the Warriors (33-9) have listed Curry as questionable for Friday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks (22-18) after missing Wednesday’s game against the Clippers because of an aggravated sprain in his right ankle.
Warriors guard Stephen Curry told ESPN’s The Undefeated his frustration level is on “1000” after spraining his ankle during a “freak” accident during shoot around this morning. Curry added that it’s not a major injury and he hopes to play Saturday at Toronto.
Melissa Rohlin: Steph Curry: “I have to deal with the mental of having to play so well, miss 11 games, come back, get my legs underneath me, and then miss a game or whatnot. That’s more the part that’s hard to swallow right now.”
Marc J. Spears: Warriors coach Steve Kerr says Stephen Curry’s ankle injury is not serious and no MRI was needed. Kerr described Curry’s ankle as sore.
Connor Letourneau: Kerr on Curry’s ankle sprain: “He rolled his ankle somehow, just a fluke thing. Kind of caught us off guard.”
Connor Letourneau: Kerr on resting Thompson even in the wake of the Curry news: “We’re giving Klay a day off for a reason. He needs it. I didn’t feel comfortable changing my mind.”
Chris Haynes: ESPN Source: Stephen Curry sustained a sprained right ankle and will be held out of tonight’s game against the Clippers.
Connor Letourneau: A Warriors source said Stephen Curry’s sprained right ankle “doesn’t look serious at all, but we’re not taking any chances on anything this year.”
Anthony Slater: Interesting: Steph Curry said his workout before the Christmas game was his worst of season because he was so mad he couldn’t play, stopped halfway through pic.twitter.com/bzgRbmcbhg
Melissa Rohlin: Steph Curry is playing tonight and will be playing in 6-7 minute bursts, most likely. Kerr said he ideally wants him to play 20-25 minutes.
Warriors PR: Injury report for tonight’s game vs. Memphis: Omri Casspi (sprained right ankle), Stephen Curry (sprained right ankle), Andre Iguodala (left knee soreness) & Klay Thompson (low back tightness) are probable.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry has been cleared to return for Saturday’s home game against the Memphis Grizzlies, league sources told ESPN. Barring an unforeseen setback of the right ankle he sprained on Dec. 4 in New Orleans, Curry is returning to action after missing the team’s past 11 games, a span in which the Warriors went 9-2.
Anthony Slater: Steve Kerr reiterates that Steph Curry is “most likely” to play tomorrow against the Grizzlies and will likely have a minutes restriction of some kind.
Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry is expected to return to action Saturday against the visiting Memphis Grizzlies.
Mark Medina: Warriors officially rule out Stephen Curry for tomorrow. Steve Kerr said earlier he anticipated Curry would return on Saturday vs Memphis given back to back. Warriors then don’t play until Jan. 3 in Dallas
Rick Bonnell: The @Golden State Warriors list @Stephen Curry as OUT for Friday’s game against the Hornets. That means Steph will miss both games this season against the hometown team.
Curry participated in a modified on-court scrimmage with the team last week and is increasing the intensity of his on-court practice sessions. He’s also been warming up prior to Warriors games and has looked nimble. But Myers noted that while Curry might look good, the Warriors want to see how his ankle feels afterwards. “I hope it doesn’t appear that we are being evasive. But with something like this, you kind of have to go through it and measure it and test it and not only do you have to go through a 3-on-3 and hopefully a 5-on-5 scrimmage, getting through it doesn’t necessarily answer the question because then you have to see how your ankle responds to what you put it through,” Myers said.
Eric Woodyard: Warriors coach Steven Kerr said that Steph Curry will scrimmage tomorrow. “I won’t be long before he’s back.”
Logan Murdock: Updated Warriors injury report for tonight: Andre Iguodala (low back stiffness) is available to play. Stephen Curry (sprained right ankle) is out.
Monte Poole: As @KerithBurke and I took note of him walking out of #Warriors facility today, @Stephen Curry raised both arms and shouted out a message to fans: ‘See y’all soon.’ It’s conceivable he returns this weekend.
After participating in one modified on-court scrimmage session late last week, the goal moving forward will be to build his tolerance by increasing his on-court practice demands and intensity. He will be re-evaluated again on Friday.
David Locke: Steph Curry will not play tomorrow v. Utah Jazz
Ramona Shelburne: Steve Kerr has said Steph needs to go through 2-3 practices before he comes back. Steph went 4-on-4 on Sunday, and has been doing some work on the court. So this new timeline gives the Warriors some time to build him up this week and see how he handles it before clearing him.
Anthony Slater: Steve Kerr said Steph Curry scrimmaged and “looked good” yesterday.
Mark Medina: As expected, Warriors say Stephen Curry is out for Christmas Day against Cleveland. Warriors list Zaza Pachulia, Shaun Livingston and Kevon Looney as probable
Steve Kerr said he’ll likely have another workout on Sunday before his scheduled re-evaluation Tuesday, the day after the Christmas Day game against the Cavaliers. Kerr was asked if there was any chance Curry would play Monday in that Finals rematch. He noted nothing has been finalized, but it’s highly unlikely he’ll play in the holiday’s marquee match up. “I would be shocked,” Kerr told reporters. “We haven’t made that determination. We haven’t even discussed it.”
Stephen Curry remains sidelined with a sprained right ankle at least until next Tuesday — when he’s set to be reevaluated — but he was on the court Wednesday doing dribbling and shooting drills while attached to a resistance band after the Warriors’ shoot around. Curry, who sustained the injury Dec. 4 in a game against New Orleans, has missed the team’s last five games. Curry was evaluated Dec. 19, and the team said he had progressed enough to partake in modified on-court workouts — but that he’d need to be out at least another week.
Connor Letourneau: Kerr said there’s no chance of Curry practicing before he’s re-evaluated next week. Today was the first time since the injury that he moved side to side.
Melissa Rohlin: Steve Kerr on Steph Curry: “He had a good day today… He looked like he was moving pretty well, so, good sign.”
Anthony Slater: This has been a pretty full speed Steph Curry workout with Steve Nash, showing zero issues with right ankle. Warriors only have one practice in next week, which limits contact situations they can test him in. But he looks very close already.
Chris Haynes: Golden State Warriors say Stephen Curry is progressing from his ankle injury, but will be re-evaluated in one week. He’ll miss the Christmas Day game against Cleveland.
Even though the Warriors won’t be providing an official update on Stephen Curry’s sprained right ankle until next week, Bob Myers shed some light on the recovery process during his weekly interview on “The Greg Papa Show” with Bonta Hill on Wednesday afternoon. “I think he’s probably where he should be,” Myers said on 95.7 The Game. Curry hasn’t seen the court since last Monday when he endured the injury in the win over the Charlotte Hornets. “I saw his ankle on Monday and it looked swollen, it looked bruised — which it should,” Myers continued.
Anthony Slater: Steve Kerr on Steph Curry: “He’s coming along well.”
Monte Poole: Stephen Curry is at #Warriors facility today. He’s limping but not wearing a immobilization boot. Rocking Under Armour.
Mark Medina: Stephen Curry left Charlotte for Bay Area on Thursday to rehab/rest at home. Less travel definitely can help with recovery.
Rod Beard: #Warriors Kerr on what’s different without Steph Curry: “Everything.”
Golden State Warriors All-Star Stephen Curry is in good spirits after an MRI on Tuesesday revealed that the right ankle injury he suffered in a win on Monday over New Orleans Pelicans is merely a sprain. “Yeah, you know I wanted to play here at home, but it’s better it happened now rather than later in the season,” Curry told ESPN. “It gives me time to get healthy and the team time to find continuity. This should be good for us in the long run.”
“It’s the best possible scenario, time-wise,” he told ESPN. “I didn’t know how significant it was, but obviously, the results are good news. I’ll just rehab, work and wait to see when the Warriors decide to bring me back. I’ll be ready.”
“Big-picture wise over the next couple of weeks, it’s an opportunity for our team to get better,” Kerr said at shootaround. “We have to and have no choice (but) to be more proficient and more precise with the way we play. We have to look at it as that opportunity.”
Monte Poole: The very proud @Stephen Curry, R foot in a boot, limps into #Warriors locker room without crutches. Those were being carried in by security chief Ralph Walker.
The moment normally would have called for the Warriors to mourn Stephen Curry’s absence. Or openly lament the impossible task in replicating Curry’s outside shooting that has ensured two NBA titles, two regular-season MVPs and a team-leading 26.3 points with efficiency from the field (47.3 percent) and from the perimeter (38.1 percent) The Warriors will miss Curry for at least the next two weeks, including Wednesday’s game against the Charlotte Hornets, because of a sprained right ankle. And yet, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said something that most NBA coaches would not. “In a weird way,” Kerr said, “it’s a good thing for our team.”
“We’re faced with a real challenge. Stephen Curry is the guy that makes us go,” Steve Kerr said. “We have great players, but Steph is the engine. Everything we do revolves around him. We’re going to have to adapt and have to execute better. Our cutting has to be sharper. Our screening has to be better. Our decision making has to be better. In the long run, I think it’ll be a good thing.”
Here’s the weird truth: even in this halcyon era, the Warriors never quite figured out offense with Curry on the bench. They’ve scored at around a league-average rate, or worse, with Curry resting in each of the past four seasons, per NBA.com. They have never really locked on a non-Curry identity. They move around without purpose, in cluttered space. Green shoots and distributes more, and can get a little wild. Thompson shoots more, and a little less accurately. Golden State scored 115.4 points per 100 possessions when Curry played without Durant last season, and 108.7 with Durant as the lone alpha. The splits this season: 116 points per 100 possessions with just Curry, 107 with just Durant.
Kelsey Riggs: Steph Curry at Davidson game tonight in a boot. Confirms he’s out for tomorrow and says he’s disappointed to miss out on playing in his hometown. Tells me the timeline for when he’ll be back on the court is a couple of weeks, but says he’s optimistic.
Stephen Curry underwent an MRI today in Charlotte, the results of which confirmed that he suffered a sprained right ankle in last night’s game at New Orleans. The MRI indicated that the ankle is stable and structurally intact. He will be re-evaluated in two weeks.
Shams Charania: Sources: Warriors All-Star Stephen Curry’s MRI result revealed no structural damage on injured right ankle, but significant swelling and no return timetable.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Golden State guard Steph Curry’s right ankle sprain will be re-evaluated in “a couple of weeks,” league source tells ESPN.
Sam Amick: All things considered, Warriors are relieved Steph Curry’s ankle wasn’t worse. MRI negative, ankle stable and intact, and he’ll be re-evaluated in two weeks. Still a significant chunk of time to lose him though.
Connor Letourneau: Per @WarriorsPR: Stephen Curry (sprained right ankle) is doubtful for tomorrow’s game in Charlotte. Patrick McCaw (nose contusion) and Zaza Pachulia (left shoulder soreness) are questionable.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry has been ruled out for Wednesday night’s game against the Charlotte Hornets, according to sources, after spraining his ankle Monday. X-rays taken after the game were negative. But Curry left Smoothie King Center in a walking boot and on crutches, and the angle to which his ankle was bent looked severe.
Shams Charania: Sources: Warriors star Stephen Curry will undergo an MRI on his injured right ankle on Tuesday. X-rays were negative tonight, but ankle remains very swollen.
Mark Medina: Steph Curry will play tonight against Miami. He’s dealing with pain in his right knuckles and right ring finger. But it’s manageable.
Anthony Slater: Steph Curry talks about adjusting to his finger injury/wrap, says it’s something that won’t magically heal in a week, but exact diagnosis remains a bit mysterious
Chris Haynes: Stephen Curry still noticeably grimacing, bothered by ring finger on shooting hand. He tells ESPN it hasn’t gotten better. “It’s not going away anytime soon. It’s something I’ll have to play through.”
Chris Haynes: Golden State says Stephen Curry (right hand contusion), Kevin Durant (sprained left ankle), David West (left lateral knee soreness) and Klay Thompson (sprained right ankle) are a go tonight at Orlando. Andre Iguodala (sore left knee) will sit it out.
Curry said he reached out to Bryant, because he knew the former Lakers star had dealt with a similar injury during his career. According to Curry, Bryant told him it was possible to play with the injury if it’s wrapped and padded, but that it was one of the more painful injuries he’d experienced in his career, and that it did not heal quickly.
Bryant repeatedly chose to play with the injury, thereby declining surgery on his finger. Curry did not say whether his finger injury was severe enough to consider surgery, but stressed that he intended to continue playing through it. The challenge going forward will be pain management, and adjusting to playing with tape and padding on his shooting hand, Curry said. “It hurts,” Curry said. “But guys have played through worse than this. Obviously with your shooting hand, it’s one of those things you got to get adjusted to. I’m not used to playing with tape, a brace, wrist wrap, all that stuff. But I’ll get better with it.”
Marc J. Spears: Warriors say Stephen Curry (right hand contusion) & Kevin Durant (sprained left ankle) are questionable for tomorrow night’s game at the Lakers.
Melissa Rohlin: Steph: “Hopefully by tomorrow the swelling will be gone and I’ll be able to deal with the pain and just play.”
Melissa Rohlin: Kerr says Steph is likely to play Wednesday.
Anthony Slater: Steph Curry and Kevin Durant are out tonight. Andre Iguodala is doubtful. Draymond Green will play.
The Warriors (15-5) have listed Kevin Durant (sprained left ankle), Stephen Curry (right hand contusion) and Draymond Green (right foot contusion) as questionable for Monday’s game against the Sacramento Kings (5-14) at Oracle Arena. But the Warriors are optimistic all three will play.
Mark Medina: Some Warriors injury updates for tomorrow vs. Kings: Stephen Curry (right hand contusion) is questionable, Kevin Durant (sprained left ankle) is questionable. Draymond Green (right foot contusion) is questionable.
Monte Poole: ‘Steph’s fine. He’ll play.’ #Warriors coach Steve Kerr on, well, you know who tonight vs #Celtics.
Chris Haynes: ESPN Source: Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (right thigh contusion) will play tonight against the Boston Celtics.
Mark Medina: Steph Curry still listed as probable for tomorrow against Boston. Curry went through light practice
Tim Bontemps: The Warriors announce Stephen Curry is probable for tomorrow’s game against the Celtics. Should be a fun one in Boston.
Connor Letourneau: Stephen Curry is probable for Thursday’s game in Boston,
Anthony Slater: Kerr on Curry’s absence: “Kevin (Durant) will have the ball more tonight. I’m sure he’ll run more screen and rolls.”
Chris Haynes: Golden State guard Stephen Curry will be sidelined for tonight’s game against Orlando with right thigh contusion. Ruled questionable prior. Shaun Livingston to start.
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Jovan Buha: Doc Rivers with the low-key shade at Chris Paul pregame: “I think there will be a lot of fans that look at Chris and say, ‘You left us.’ And they’ll be right. But, in my opinion, there should always be the fans that say, ‘Thank you for your years of service.’”
Jonathan Feigen: No restrictions on Rockets F Luc Mbah a Moute in his return tonight, other than how he battles the rust after a month out.
Lonzo Ball’s swollen left knee kept him out of Monday’s game at Memphis and the Los Angeles Lakers rookie says he will not be able to test it until the swelling goes down. The point guard said he can’t run on his minor knee sprain but hopes to return soon.
Malone framed MLK Day more as a pressing, ongoing argument than a remembrance. “Especially in the current climate, it’s that much more important,” Malone said as the Nuggets wound down a shootaround at their Pepsi Center practice court. “When you have a president making some of the comments that he has made, it’s so important to remember and honor the legacy of Dr. King and what his message was. Simple, but powerful. Fight for equality, fight for the respect of everybody. White, black, male, female. Doesn’t matter.”
“In today’s day and age, with everything we’re going through in communities across the country, (King’s) message is probably more prevalent and profound today and just as strong as it was back in the 1960s when the civil rights movement was in its heyday,” Malone said.
“It’s not a tyrant running the NBA,” Malone said. “We respect our players, and we want them to have a voice. We want them to use their voice, hopefully, in a respectful manner. … Our commissioner (Adam Silver) wants the players, the coaches — everybody who works under the NBA umbrella — to feel together and unified and to embrace everything out there.”