Mark Medina: Steve Kerr on Stephen Curry: "Not going to…

Mark Medina: Steve Kerr on Stephen Curry: “Not going to play anytime soon.” Kerr said he is on track, but doesn’t have a timetable on his return

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Anthony Slater: Steve Kerr on Steph Curry's recovering knee: "Still has a few limitations, but no pain."
Chris Haynes: ESPN Sources: Golden State guard Stephen Curry will begin participating in portions of practice starting tomorrow. His re-evaluation occurred today.
Marcus Thompson: "Any hopes of Stephen Curry making it back for Game 1 [of the second round] are much slimmer than it looks like. Because [the media] has been posting videos of Steph doing these workouts, and you know, it feels like, 'Wow, that dude is ready!' But he's not as ready as it looks. He's not behind schedule, he's just really on schedule. [And] on schedule doesn't get him back for Game 1--it'll be tough for him to get back for Game 1 of the second round. It's probably going to take the full amount of time, and from what I've been told, that's a little frustrating to him."
According to multiple sources, Curry is still not close to playing. Despite video of him doing work on the court, which has fans salivating about his return, he isn't in the final stages of his rehabilitation. He will be evaluated on Friday. He is on schedule but not on pace to beat the announced timelines. The working parameters have been 4 to 6 weeks since JaVale McGee crashed into Curry's left knee.
This time, he suffered a Grade 2 sprain on March 23 in that McGee collison. Friday will make four weeks since the injury. It is looking as if the ligament will need a full six weeks to heal. That six-week point would be May 4. That could mean it's more realistic for Curry, who no doubt is desperate to return to action, to return for Game 3 of the next round — especially if you factor in the Warriors' usual cautiousness.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr disputed a report from TNT play-by-play announcer Kevin Harlan during Game 2 that said Kerr informed him Stephen Curry would be sidelined for an additional three weeks to rehab his Grade 2 MCL sprain in his left knee. “It was probably a miscommunication when we met before the game,” Kerr said. “We don’t have any timetable for this. I’m not exactly sure what that was about.”
Logan Murdock: Warriors' latest injury report for game 2: Andre Iguodala (left thigh contusion) is available to play. Stephen Curry (left MCL sprain) is out. Patrick McCaw (lumbar spine contusion) is out.
Jeff Zillgitt: Curry will be re-evaluated in one week. But will intensify on-court activity, per team.
Connor Letourneau: Kerr on what the next phase of Curry's rehab will look like: "I have no idea. ... When he's ready, he's ready. But he's making progress, and that's a good sign."
Even without Curry, who missed 16 of the Warriors' final 17 games, Kerr maintained that he's confident the Warriors can beat any team. "I do, I do," Kerr said on The Jump. "We've played over 30 games without Steph this year, so we're accustomed to what we have to do. We had a stretch in December where we went 9-1 without Steph. Our defense was the best defense in the league over that 10-game stretch. That's what it takes."
Logan Murdock: Steve Kerr on the Stephen Curry sighting today: “It’s good to see him moving around but he’s not close to playing.”
Zach Lowe: I was talking to several coaches and execs from teams in the West morass from the No. 3 seed to No. 8 and No. 9—[and] the fear factor of the Warriors without Stephen Curry does not exist. There are [NBA] people who'd say they'd rather play the Warriors right now in the first round than the Oklahoma City Thunder [or] the Utah Jazz.
Marc J. Spears: Warriors guard Stephen Curry says to @CSNBayArea during game against the Suns that he hasn’t had any setbacks and adds he is looking forward to more progress and the playoffs. Didn’t offer a return date.
Sidelined by a Grade 2 MCL sprain in his left knee, Stephen Curry is optimistic that he can return in time for the first round of the playoffs. Curry may be so optimistic because his two daughters, Riley and Ryan, are helping him with his rehab. “When our athletic trainer comes by the house to do some rehab sessions, she takes my girls through the whole process, lets them use some of the tools on my knee and things like that so they feel involved and they’re helping Daddy get better. … They know how much I love to play basketball, so they’re helping me get back on the court. I think they have a pretty good awareness of the process and how hard I’m working to get back on the court, for sure.”
Melissa Rohlin: Steve Kerr on Steph Curry saying he wants to prove Kerr wrong and come back in the 1st round: “We’ve got to protect him from himself.”
Connor Letourneau: Kerr on Curry: "There's no way he's playing in the first round. ... We have to be ready to play without him."
An MRI on Saturday revealed a Grade 2 MCL sprain. Curry will be re-evaluated April 14, which is the first day of the NBA playoffs. Before the MRI results were revealed, sources said the organization felt that if Curry were to be out for only a month it would be considered a massive victory.
Sources told ESPN that Curry was seen leaving the practice facility on Saturday with a limp and carrying a "Game Ready" hot and cold therapy system for his knee. But people close to Curry said he's in good spirits and determined to come back at full strength during the playoffs.
Sam Amick: Color me skeptical that Steph Curry will be back for the start of the playoffs, but we shall see. Newser at @usatodaysports here, with Curry/Kevin Durant MCL timelines from last two years (Grade 1 for Steph in 2016/Grade 2 for KD) that suddenly applies.
Tim Bontemps: Should have Curry to be in line to come back by the second round of the playoffs - which is about as good of a scenario as the Warriors could have hoped for.
Curry was not made available to reporters postgame. He wasn't anywhere in sight once the locker room opened. After his first two ankle injuries, he talked to reporters. After all three that happened in-game this season, he was in the locker room, which gave an early sense of how he was feeling and moving, a peek at Stage 1 of the treatment. But this injury is different, it's likely more severe and, for the first time during this recent rash of freak accidents to all their main guys, the return timeline is threatening to bleed into the postseason.
Chris Haynes: Stephen Curry to ESPN: “Well, at least it’s not my ankle.” He said he’s in good spirits. Walked with a minor limp, but was in a good mood, which wasn’t the case hours ago.
“It's a little somber in there,” Kerr said. “Everyone feels for Steph. … He's in good spirits. I did talk to him. He's disappointed, but it's part of it. You just keep pushing, see how it goes tomorrow. He was disappointed, but all in all, he's hanging in there.”
Adrian Wojnarowski: Golden State's Steph Curry will undergo an MRI on his left knee Saturday, league source tells ESPN. Curry left game tonight with what Warriors are calling a strain.
Anthony Slater: Steph Curry limping again. Looks like JaVale McGee crashed into him. Silver lining: Appears it was left leg, not right.
Anthony Slater: Steph Curry doesn't believe he'll need any kind of ankle procedure this summer: "I don't think so. I'm not really in that mode to think about that right now, but I don't think so."
Anthony Slater: Steph Curry on the need for a summer to get the ankle back to 100 percent: "There's nothing that's going to happen between now and June that's going to change that."
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry is targeting a return to action on Friday against the Atlanta Hawks, the team's next opponent, league sources told ESPN. The two-time MVP will have his right ankle re-evaluated on Tuesday. If the evaluation reveals enough progress and there are no unforeseen setbacks from this point to Friday, the sharpshooter intends to play after missing the past five games, sources said.
Melissa Rohlin: Steph Curry: "It sucks that it is my ankle and I've been through this countless times. But I feel very confident in the approach we're taking to get as close to 100% as possible going into the stretch run of the regular season and obviously the playoffs."
Mark Medina: With Klay's injury, that means both Klay and Steph are out for at least the next four games. No Splash Brothers for at least a week.
"It's weird not having Steph out there," Durant said after a 109-103 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday. "And Andre [Iguodala] and D-West, Jordan [Bell], so we're missing a lot and we're just kind of playing on the fly each possession."
Kerry Eggers: Steve Kerr on Warriors’ injuries: “Fortunately, we have other guys who are pretty good. We’ve played without Steph 15 times (with an 11-4 record). We know the formula. We have to defend, take care of the ball and play a really solid game against a team that's on fire right now”
Mark Medina: Warriors said that Stephen Curry's right ankle showed no swelling today. So that's an encouraging sign. Warriors will reevaluate Curry on Tuesday
Kerry Eggers: Warriors very short-handed for #Blazers game tonight at @ModaCenter. @Stephen Curry (ankle), Jordan Bell (ankle) and Patrick McCaw (wrist) out, Andre Iguodala (wrist) and David West (arm) doubtful. #ripcity
Golden State All-Star guard Stephen Curry won't travel with the Warriors for their two-game weekend trip after twisting his right ankle early in the first quarter of a 110-107 victory over the Spurs on Thursday night. Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Curry would not play at Portland on Friday or at Minnesota on Sunday.
Everyone who saw the clip of the play knew whose foot Curry stepped on (Pachulia's) and, considering Zaza's history the past two seasons, he knew that the added context would be served as a pile on moment for his bulldozing teammate. So Curry, opting against that pile on, plead the 5th when asked if he stepped on Pachulia's foot. “I don't know, man,” Curry said, laughing. “I don't know whose foot it was. A lot of traffic in there.”
Anthony Slater: It's official: Steph Curry is active tonight in Toronto tonight. Andre Iguodala playing, Omri Casspi out.
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.
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.
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.
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