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Curry twists ankle, will miss preseason
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On October 20, 2012 @ 8:59 pm In All,Wirenews | Comments Disabled
by Adi Joseph, USA TODAY Sports
The Golden State Warriors can never be too cautious where Stephen Curry is involved.
The precocious point guard will miss the remainder of the preseason after twisting his right ankle Friday night, the Bay Area News Group reported. Curry had surgery on the ankle in April, and he’s had issues with both ankles in the past.
From reporter Marcus Thompson’s Sulia page: “Warriors coach Mark Jackson said he is sitting his starting PG for the rest of the preseason. Jackson said he isn’t concerned about Curry’s right ankle, which he tweaked Friday night at Portland. But Jackson said he doesn’t see the reason to risk it.”
Curry is the Warriors’ best player, so the measure of caution makes sense. His scouting report has read “Must improve strength” since he first picked up a basketball.
The injury doesn’t appear to be severe. Portland Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews was knocked to the floor, and in the process of falling, he collided with Curry. The Warriors star then went down himself before limping off the court.
Curry tweeted Friday, “Ankle will be fine. Freak play. But Good win tonight…now on the way to LA.”
So let’s hope it’s nothing major. Curry has missed 50 games in his first three seasons, but he’s averaged 17.5 points and 5.8 assists a game for his career. The Warriors sent combo guard Monta Ellis to the Milwaukee Bucks in the offseason, a sign they were building around Curry.
Jarrett Jack, who played last season for the New Orleans Hornets, likely will take the reins in Curry’s absence. He posted career bests of 15.6 points and 6.3 assists a game last season, mostly because the Hornets needed him to contribute. He’s a good backup, not an ideal starter.
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