Basketball Wiretap

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.”

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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.

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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.

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Blake Griffin Out For Rest Of Playoffs After Aggravating Left Quad Tendon

Apr 26, 2016 6:38 PM

Blake Griffin re-aggravated the injury to the tendon in left quadriceps on Monday and will miss the remainder of the playoffs.

Griffin played in 35 games in the 2015-16 regular season, averaging 21.4 points, 8.4 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game.

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Chris Paul Undergoes Surgery on Right Hand, Re-Evaluated in 4-6 Weeks

Apr 26, 2016 2:25 AM

Chris Paul underwent surgery for a fracture in the third metacarpal, in the center of his right hand. He will be re-evaluated in 4-6 weeks.

Paul suffered the injury while defending Trail Blazers guard Gerald Henderson and was taken out of the game with 6:07 left in the third quarter of Game 4, which evened the series at 2-2.

He averaged 23.8 points and 7.8 assists through four games of the series and also served as the primary defender on Damian Lillard.

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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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Kevon Looney Undergoes Surgery On Left Hip

Apr 22, 2016 10:15 PM

Kevon Looney underwent a successful left hip arthroscopy this morning to repair a torn labrum.

The procedure was performed by renowned Steadman Clinic orthopaedic surgeon and hip specialist Dr. Marc Philippon at the Vail Valley Surgery Center in Vail, Colorado.

Looney will begin rehabilitation from the surgery immediately and is expected to be out a minimum of four-to-six months before returning to basketball activity. The rookie forward previously underwent surgery on August 20, 2015, to repair a torn labrum in his right hip.

Looney, 20, was selected by the Warriors with the 30th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. The 6’9”, 220-pound forward appeared in five games with Golden State this season, averaging 1.8 points and 2.0 rebounds in 4.1 minutes. Looney also appeared in 12 games with the Warriors’ D-League affiliate in Santa Cruz, posting averages of 9.8 points and 7.4 rebounds in 19.3 minutes.

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Jarell Martin To Undergo Surgery On Foot, Out For Season

Apr 22, 2016 3:28 PM

Jarell Martin will undergo a procedure to alleviate soreness in his left foot, the team announced today. Martin will miss the remainder of the 2016 NBA Playoffs and is expected to make a full recovery.

Martin originally underwent surgery on Sept. 3, 2015 to repair a left foot fracture sustained one day earlier in a collision with another player during a workout. A follow-up procedure had been previously scheduled for the offseason, but after Martin experienced recent soreness in the foot, it was determined the best course of action for Martin and the organization was to address the discomfort immediately.

Martin was the 25th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.

He has appeared in each of Memphis’ first two postseason games during the Western Conference First Round against San Antonio and averaged 4.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in 23.0 minutes.

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Stephen Curry Was Willing To Play In Game 3, Hopeful For Game 4

Apr 22, 2016 12:48 PM

Stephen Curry was willing to play in Game 3 but a group decision led to him sitting the Golden State Warriors' loss to the Houston Rockets.

“We talked to Steph after shootaround, and he felt pretty good. He moved well. He wanted to play,” Kerr said before the game. “But ultimately, we didn’t feel comfortable after four straight days of inactivity, throwing him into the middle of a playoff game not knowing how the ankle would respond.

“His thought was he would be OK. We just felt a lot more comfortable putting him through a three-on-three (Friday), probably a five-on-five on Saturday, and really seeing if he’s OK or not. It wasn’t worth the risk if we put him out there tonight and he re-injured it.”

Kerr said the ankle improved from Wednesday to Thursday. The decision was made by Kerr, Myers, Maloney and the training staff, with input from Curry.

“We made a collaborative decision,” Myers said. “Everyone had a voice, including Steph. The fact he hasn’t done much live work in practice, it’s hard to know what he can do in game situations.”

Update: Kerr said Curry looked good in practice on Friday.

"We're hoping he's able to go (in Game 4)," said Kerr.

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Stephen Curry Ruled Out Of Game 3

Apr 21, 2016 8:11 PM

Stephen Curry has been ruled out for Game 3 of the Golden State Warriors' first round series against the Houston Rockets.

Steve Kerr said it is "too big a risk" for Curry to play without any practice time or tests.

Kerr is hopeful of Curry playing in Game 4 as he works back from a foot/ankle injury.

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

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Nicolas Batum Expected To Miss Remainder Of First Round
Nicolas Batum is unable to place weight on the foot.

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Nicolas Batum May Miss Remainder Of Series With Ankle Sprain
Steve Clifford said he's "very" concerned about the severity of Nicolas Batum's ankle injury.

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

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

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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.

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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

Avery Bradley 'Very Unlikely' To Return In First Round
Avery Bradley said he "felt weird" after landing and collapsed to the ground clutching his hamstring while trying to run back up the court.

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Avery Bradley Heard Pop In Hamstring
Avery Bradley will undergo an MRI on his right hamstring.

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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

Brandon Knight Undergoes Successful Sports Hernia Surgery
Brandon Knight has already begun rehabilitation and will return to Phoenix next week.

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Ryan Anderson Advised To Undergo Sports Hernia Surgery
Ryan Anderson will be an unrestricted free agent in the offseason.

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Joel Embiid Cleared For Everything Except Full-Contact, Full-Court Scrimmaging
The plan is for Joel Embiid to skip Summer League and begin playing in the preseason in October.

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Mike Conley Jr. Out For Rest Of Season
Mike Conley still walks with a limp and experiences soreness in his injured Achilles, which requires a walking boot.

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Blake Griffin To Resume Season Despite Tear In Quad
Blake Griffin has been out for more than three months with the quad injury, a broken hand and a four-game suspension.

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