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Stephen Curry Progresses To Standstill Shooting

May 1, 2016 2:51 PM

Stephen Curry took some standstill shots on Saturday as he continues to recover from a sprained right MCL.

“He’s progressing well,” Steve Kerr said of Curry. “… Before he’s going to be in a game, he needs to be on the floor in five-on-five situations, which means it’s pretty slim that he’ll be out there in Game 2.”

The Golden State Warriors have three days between Game 2 on Tuesday and Game 3 on Saturday.

Curry could blend back into practice on Thursday or Friday.

“We’ll monitor him and see how it goes,” Kerr said. “Hopefully, we’ll get him back at some point. … It’s nice to have that long break between Games 2-3.”

Rusty Simmons/San Francisco Chronicle

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Warriors To Replace Luke Walton From Outside Organization

Apr 30, 2016 5:10 PM

The Golden State Warriors plan on hiring a replacement for Luke Walton from outside the organization.

Walton has become the second member of the Warriors' coaching staff to get a head coaching job following Alvin Gentry with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Ron Adams is Steve Kerr's other top assistant and is not a candidate for other head coaching jobs.

David Blatt was a candidate to be an assistant coach with the Warriors in 2014 before he joined the Cleveland Cavaliers, but he isn't as certain of a target now.

Marc Stein/ESPN

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Luke Walton's Deal With Lakers Worth $25M Over Five Seasons

Apr 30, 2016 4:58 PM

Luke Walton agreed to a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers worth $25 million over five seasons.

Walton was the only candidate interviewed by the Lakers.

Walton emerged as one of the NBA's most coveted head coaches with how he led the Golden State Warriors on an interim basis when Steve Kerr was out.

Mike Bresnahan/Los Angeles Times

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Stephen Curry Will Try to Return Ahead of Two-Week Timeline

Apr 29, 2016 11:45 PM

Stephen Curry will attempt to return faster than the two-week absence projected when his sprained MCL was diagnosed on Monday.

Curry did not play in Wednesday's Game 5 win over Houston and previously missed Games 2 and 3 with an ankle sprain.

The Warriors advanced to the second round where they will play the Blazers.

Monte Poole/CSN Bay Area

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Stephen Curry To Begin Testing Knee Next Week

Apr 28, 2016 9:22 AM

Stephen Curry is starting to feel better a few days after injuring his MCL.

Curry is expected to begin testing his knee on the court next week.

The Golden State Warriors announced Curry would be reevaluated in two weeks after his MRI results were known.

Marc J. Spears/The Undefeated

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Warriors Give Permission For Lakers To Interview Luke Walton

Apr 28, 2016 8:58 AM

The Golden State Warriors have granted permission to the Los Angeles Lakers to interview Luke Walton.

Steve Kerr said the Lakers will be able to meet with Walton now that the Warriors have advanced to the second round.

"We told Mitch that he's perfectly welcome to talk to Luke as soon as the series is over and we have a little break," Kerr said of Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak.

Walton is considered a prime candidate for the Lakers' vacancy.

Walton spent the vast part of his playing career with the Lakers.

Marc Stein/ESPN

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Steve Kerr Wins NBA Coach of the Year

Apr 26, 2016 12:17 PM

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr will win the NBA Coach of the Year award, per Marc Stein of ESPN.

The Warriors broke the NBA's regular season wins record with a mark of 73-9.

Kerr was not on the sideline for the first 43 games of the season due to complications that stemmed from his offseason back surgery.

The team went 39-4 under interim head coach Luke Walton.

Marc Stein/ESPN

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Stephen Curry Has Grade 1 MCL Sprain, Will Be Re-Evaluated In Two Weeks

Apr 25, 2016 3:35 PM

According to the Golden State Warriors, Stephen Curry's MRI revealed a Grade 1 MCL sprain in his right knee, which occurred on the last play of the first half of Sunday's Game Four in Houston.

Their statement says that Curry "will be re-evaluated in two weeks" 

The Warriors currently lead the Rockets 3-1 in their first round series and the winner faces the winner of the Clippers/Trail Blazers series which Los Angeles currently leads 2-1.

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Stephen Curry Misses Second Half Of Game 4 With Sprained Knee

Apr 24, 2016 6:53 PM

Stephen Curry fell on the last possession of the first half in Sunday's game against the Houston Rockets and did not play in the second half.

Preliminary reports are that Curry suffered a sprained right knee and will undergo an MRI on Monday.

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Stephen Curry Probable For Sunday's Game 4

Apr 24, 2016 1:31 PM

Both Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors expect him to return on Sunday for Game Four against the Houston Rockets.

"I like where I'm at right now," Curry said Saturday.

"As long as it continues to feel like it does right now and not have any setbacks after practice today, I should be good."

Curry played three on three on Friday and five on five Saturday, reporting no pain after Saturday's scrimmage.

He did not feel pain but did have discomfort. "It's like soreness that comes along with all that my ankle's been through, so it's kind of to be expected."

Steve Kerr expected a minutes limit for Curry ("probably") but it was not definite.

Curry has not played since early in the second half of Game 1.

Diamond Leung/San Jose Mercury News

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Kevon Looney Undergoes Surgery On Left Hip
Kevon Looney previously underwent surgery on August 20, 2015, to repair a torn labrum in his right hip.

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NBA: Refs Should Have Called Foul On James Harden Before Game-Winner
It appeared James Harden pushed off Andre Iguodala before converting the 10-foot step back jumper with 2.7 seconds to play.

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Stephen Curry Was Willing To Play In Game 3, Hopeful For Game 4
Steve Kerr said Stephen Curry's ankle improved from Wednesday to Thursday.

Ron Kroichick/San Francisco Chronicle

Stephen Curry Ruled Out Of Game 3
Steve Kerr said it is "too big a risk" for Stephen Curry to play without any practice time or tests.

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Stephen Curry Questionable For Game 3 With Foot Issue
Stephen Curry participated in shootaround on Thursday.

Diamond Leung/Mercury News

Luke Walton Expected To Interview For Kings' Job After First Round
Luke Walton is expected to meet with Vlade Divac after the first round to discuss the Kings' head coaching vacancy.

Ailene Voisin/Sacramento Bee

Stephen Curry MRI Reveals 'Nothing Of Concern'
Stephen Curry suffered the injury in the second quarter of Game 1.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Exact Nature Of Stephen Curry's Injury Remains Unclear
The Warriors aren't sure when Stephen Curry will return.

Ethan Sherwood Strauss/ESPN

Stephen Curry To Return When Healthy, Not Based On State Of Series
Stephen Curry's injury could be a foot problem in addition to an ankle.

Ethan Sherwood Strauss/ESPN

Luke Walton: I'm Not Going To Rush Into Head Coaching Job
Luke Walton confirmed he spoke with Phil Jackson but said it wasn't a job interview about the Knicks' head coaching vacancy.

Tim Kawakami/San Jose Mercury News

Stephen Curry Sits Game 2 With Right Ankle Injury
Stephen Curry cut his usual warm-up routine short as he was hampered by the ankle.

Ron Kroichick/San Francisco Chronicle

Kawhi Leonard Repeats As Defensive Player Of The Year
Kawhi Leonard has been named the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year, beating out Draymond Green for the second straight season.

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Luke Walton Received Interest From Knicks, Nets
Phil Jackson spoke with Luke Walton in a phone interview.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Stephen Curry Questionable For Game 2 With Rolled Ankle
Stephen Curry never returned to the game after suffering the injury in the second quarter.

Ethan Sherwood Strauss/ESPN

Ray Allen: Stephen Curry In His Own Category As Shooter, On Way To Being Best Ever
Ray Allen was asked where he ranks Stephen Curry in terms of the greatest shooters in the history of the game.

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Draymond Green Produced Like NBA's 2nd Best Player When Playing Center
Per 36 minutes, Draymond Green averaged 19.8 points, 11.3 rebounds, 7.8 assists, 1.4 steals, 2.3 blocks, 2.8 turnovers and a True Shooting Percentage of .689 at the center position.

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Warriors, Pistons, Spurs Allowed Fewest Catch-And-Shoot 3's Per 100
The Warriors were first with 15.4 catch-and-shoot three-pointers allowed per 100, followed by the Pistons with 15.5 and the Spurs with 15.8.

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Joe Lacob Contacted Stephen Curry After NY Times' Piece To Clear Air
Joe Lacob also said that what they were doing went beyond Stephen Curry, who has become one of the league's unquestioned best players.

Sam Amick/USA Today

Warriors Break Bulls' Record, Finish With 73-9 Record
The Warriors set the all-time regular wins record with a 73-9 mark by beating the Grizzlies 125-104.

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Warriors-Spurs' Four Matchups Had Average Efficiency Diff. Of +9.5
On a per average game basis, the Warriors had an efficiency differential of +9.5 but most of that damage was done in the blowout in January.

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