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Stephen Curry Insists He's Not Injured

May 25, 2016 1:29 AM

Stephen Curry struggled in Game 4, scoring just 19 points on 20 shooting possessions in the Golden State Warriors' loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

"No, I'm fine," said Curry when asked about his knee.

Steve Kerr also was asked if Curry is still injured. Curry suffered a sprained MCL in Game 4 of the first round while also hurting his elbow in Game 2 of this series..

"He's not injured," Kerr said. "He's coming back from the knee, but he's not injured. He just had a lousy night. It happens, even to the best players in the world."

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Tags: Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Injury

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Draymond Green Not Suspended For Game 4

May 23, 2016 7:13 PM

The NBA has decided not to suspend Draymond Green for Game 4.

Green kicked Steven Adams in the groin area after being fouled going up for a shot attempt.

Green also kneed Adams in the groin area in Game 2 when driving to the basket.

Sam Amick of the USA Today reports it will be a Flagrant 2 and a fine.

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Tags: Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Suspension

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Blazers Request Permission To Interview Stephen Silas

May 23, 2016 5:26 PM

The Portland Trail Blazers have requested permission of the Charlotte Hornets to interview Stephen Silas.

Silas is a candidate for the head coaching job of the Houston Rockets as well as the top assistant job of the Golden State Warriors.

The Blazers could lose assistant coach Nate Tibbetts to the Warriors.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Tags: Charlotte Hornets, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Warriors To Interview Blazers' Assistant Nate Tibbetts

May 23, 2016 3:59 PM

The Golden State Warriors will interview Nate Tibbetts as a candidate to become their top assistant coach.

The Warriors are looking for a replacement for Luke Walton.

Stephen Silas is also as serious candidate for the job.

Tibbetts and Silas traveled to Oklahoma City to meet with Warriors officials on Monday night. 

Tibbetts has been an assistant with the Blazers since 2013 under Terry Stotts. Before a two-year stop with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Tibbetts was head coach of the NBA Development League’s Tulsa 66ers for two seasons.

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Tags: Golden State Warriors, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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NBA To Make Draymond Green Decision By End Of Monday

May 23, 2016 11:31 AM

The NBA is expected to make a decision about the status of Draymond Green by the end of Monday.

Green kicked Steven Adams in the groin area after being fouled going up for a shot attempt.

Green also kneed Adams in the groin area in Game 2 when driving to the basket.

“I’m sure he wants to have kids someday,” Green said. “I’m not trying to end that on the basketball court.”

"I don't understand the argument that he has done this twice. He just went up for a shot," said Steve Kerr.

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Tags: Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Suspension, NBA Playoffs

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Warriors To Interview Stephen Silas For Top Assistant Job

May 20, 2016 5:29 PM

The Golden State Warriors have interest in pursuing Stephen Silas as their top assistant coach.

Golden State has requested permission from the Charlotte Hornets to interview Silas.

Golden State could no longer wait until the end of the playoffs to secure Luke Walton’s replacement because of Silas’ growing candidacy with the Houston Rockets.

Silas previously worked as an assistant coach with the Warriors from 2006 until 2010 under Don Nelson and Keith Smart. Silas built a strong working relationship with Stephen Curry.

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Stephen Curry's Elbow Healing, Not Likely To Go On Injury Report

May 19, 2016 7:12 PM

The Golden State Warriors are not expected to list Stephen Curry on the injury report with an injured elbow.

The swollen bursa sac, which Curry said looks like a tennis ball, didn’t need to be drained, and the team’s medical staff thinks the swelling will continue to improve before Game 3.

“The elbow is fine,” Curry said after scoring 15 of his team-high 28 points in a two-minute, third-quarter sequence of the Game 2 win Wednesday. “It looks like it has a tennis ball on top of it, but it doesn’t affect range of motion or anything, so I’ll be alright.”

Curry injured the elbow while chasing a loose ball into the stands.

 

Rusty Simmons/San Francisco Chronicle

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Knicks Interview Jeff Hornacek For Head Coaching Job

May 16, 2016 3:16 PM

The New York Knicks have interview Jeff Hornacek for their head coaching vacancy.

Phil Jackson would reportedly prefer to hire Kurt Rambis on a permanent basis.

The Knicks are also considering Frank Vogel and David Blatt.

Hornacek could also join the Golden State Warriors as an assistant coach.

Marc Stein/ESPN

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Stephen Curry Practices Without Knee Brace

May 15, 2016 5:28 PM

Stephen Curry practiced on Sunday without a brace on his injured right knee.

Curry doesn't expect the topic of his sprained MCL to be a topic moving forward.

"You probably won't hear me talk about it much after this," Curry said. "I'll be out there playing so it's nothing to worry about."

Curry sprained his MCL three weeks ago.

Curry played in Games 4 and 5 of the second round against the Portland Trail Blazers.

"There's nothing structurally wrong," Curry said. "I'm past the point where pain can shut things down, but it is still there."

Curry averaged 34.5 points, 9.5 assists and 7.0 rebounds in the two games he played against Portland, believes he can play his game effectively.

"I'm pretty confident going into the series I can be effective on the floor doing everything that I want to do and play the way I normally to play," Curry said. "Honestly it hasn't gotten much better in the last week, but it hasn't gotten worse either. I'm alright with that." 

 

 


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Andrew Bogut Questionable For Game 1 With Adductor Strain

May 15, 2016 4:52 PM

Andrew Bogut practiced with the Golden State Warriors on Monday but he remains questionable for Game 1. 

Bogut is recovering from a right adductor strain.

"He's got to go through his warm-up tomorrow before the game and we'll see," Steve Kerr said. "I would say it was encouraging today just to get him on the floor and there were not setbacks when he was getting up and down."

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Draymond Green Has Been Tweaking Ankle Over Past Few Games
Draymond Green will start getting anti-inflammatories for the left ankle and receive treatment as the Warriors will have several off days.

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Stephen Curry Named Unanimous NBA MVP
Stephen Curry is the first player in NBA history to receive every first place vote.

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Draymond Green: Of Course I Think Blazers Are Done
Draymond Green said he trusts his teammates to close the series out.

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Stephen Curry Misses First Nine 3's, Scores 17 In Overtime
Stephen Curry scored 23 points in the final five minutes of regulation and overtime compared to 25 in total for the Blazers.

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Stephen Curry Returning From Knee Injury For Game 4
Steve Kerr had said Stephen Curry would play if all went well during pregame warmups.

Marcus Thompson/Mercury News

Stephen Curry To Be Named NBA MVP
Stephen Curry could become the first unanimous MVP in NBA history.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Stephen Curry Doubtful For Game 4, Making Progress
Stephen Curry hasn't played since Game 4 of the first round when he slipped on a damp spot on the floor.

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Steve Kerr Compares Damian Lillard To Steph Curry
Damian Lillard had 40 points, 10 assists and five rebounds in the Blazers' Game 3 win over the Warriors.

Connor Letourneau/San Francisco Chronicle

Lakers Not Waiting On Warriors' Run To Hire Assistant Coaches
Mitch Kupchak said Luke Walton will not wait until after the Warriors season to fill out his coaching staff.

Bill Oram/Orange County Register

Stephen Curry Out For Game 3, 'Slight Chance' Of Playing Game 4
Stephen Curry's original timetable was to be re-evaluated two weeks after the injury, which is this coming Monday.

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Steve Kerr: Warriors Would 'Be Dead' Without Shaun Livingston
Shaun Livingston is a completely different type of player than Stephen Curry with his length and lack of shooting ability.

Ron Kroichick/San Francisco Chronicle

Harrison Barnes Not Taking Warriors' Likely Pursuit Of Kevin Durant Personally
Harrison Barnes and the Warriors were unable to agree upon an extension last offseason, which gives him some level of control.

Tim Kawakami/San Jose Mercury News

Stephen Curry Probably Won't Play Game 3
Stephen Curry has yet to play 3-on-3 but he could play 2-on-2 with assistants before Saturday's game and practice Sunday.

Diamond Leung/San Jose Mercury News

Lakers Expected To Pursue Festus Ezeli
Festus Ezeli could command a three-year, $50 million deal.

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Stephen Curry Undergoes Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment In Knee
PRP promotes healing and was given to Stephen Curry on the second day of his recovery process.

Diamond Leung/Mercury News

Stephen Curry Expected To Return For Game 3 Or Game 4
Stephen Curry has yet to return to basketball activities nine days after the sprain.

Diamond Leung/Mercury News

Stephen Curry Wins Magic Johnson Award
Stephen Curry fostered an atmosphere of mutual respect with the media.

RealgM Staff Report

Stephen Curry Believes Chances 'Pretty Good' Of Game 3 Return
Stephen Curry has progressed to standstill shooting and plans on practicing later in the week.

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Stephen Curry Progresses To Standstill Shooting
Stephen Curry could blend back into practice on Thursday or Friday.

Rusty Simmons/San Francisco Chronicle

Warriors To Replace Luke Walton From Outside Organization
Luke Walton has become the second member of the Warriors' coaching staff to get a head coaching job following Alvin Gentry with the Pelicans.

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