Thursday, March 15th, 2012 at 9:50 am  |  10 responses

Golden State Warriors to Shut Down Stephen Curry for the Season?

Reading the tea leaves in the Bay Area, there are indications that the Golden State Warriors may decide to put Stephen Curry and his chronically-injured right ankle on the chillin’ list for the remainder of the year. Per CSN: “It seems apparent that the Warriors are considering shutting down Stephen Curry for a while, and perhaps for the rest of the season. That became clear after the Warriors-Kings game on Tuesday night, when Curry, himself, intimated as much as well as his teammate David Lee. Curry has been in and out of the lineup for approximately two weeks, and his right ankle has been an issue since the preseason. He’s tweaked the ankle several times this year and last, and nobody has come up with a reason as to why it keeps happening. When Curry was asked about his status for the rest of the season, he responded: ‘I’m just trying to get healthy. I’m getting fed up with dealing with the same thing over and over again and trying to push through it and not being able to produce like I want to on the floor. That’s my main goal, to get healthy. What that means I’m not sure yet. I’ll continue to do my rehab and my treatment and listen to the (training) staff. I’m sure we’ll have a better idea what we’re going to do going forward later.’ Trading Monta Ellis and Ekpe Udoh – two starters – to the Bucks indicates that the Warriors have given up their pursuit of the playoffs. If that’s the case, it likely also makes sense for the Warriors to shut down Curry. It’s no secret that the Warriors’ first-round draft pick factors into this decision, too. The worse the Warriors finish, the better the chances that they will retain their 2012 first-rounder.”

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  • tknissen

    2012 lineup ; curry, klay, cap’ jack, draft pick, bogut… Maybe my warriors finally gets it :)

  • http://minusthebars.blogspot.com Don

    Guess the Warriors never considered the fact that Curry is on my fantasy team. Sigh.

  • iLL wiLL

    Ankle braces?

  • Fat Lever

    Good move. They’re not going anywhere this year. In a deep 2012 draft, position will be important.

  • http://www.slamonline.com TADOne

    Full on tank mode.

  • L Dribble

    Why don’t they just sign Joe Smith and Allen Iverson on 1/2 year contracts and make them starters to show just how obvious it is that they are throwing the season to get a draft pick.

  • Jeremy

    Shouldn’t have traded Ellis so soon.

  • abaci

    Dang, i hope Curry can get healthy and stay healthy

  • DerekG

    Cosign L Dribble! LOL!

  • J.C.

    Tank mode engaged. They lose their pick to Utah if it’s outside the top 7.