Monday, August 20th, 2012 at 11:03 am  |  36 responses

Golden State Warriors Undecided on Stephen Curry’s Future

Warriors point guard Stephen Curry, who missed 40 games last season due to a series of right ankle injuries, is making steady progress during rehab and plans to be fully healthy for the start of training camp. But even with those positive reports, general manager Bob Myers and the front office have until October 31 to decide on a contract extension for Curry. And as of now, the organization is very much undecided on the risky call. Via NBA.com: “’I've talked to Bob,’ Curry said after the Wednesday burn that lasted about 90 minutes, in addition to his therapy. ‘He’s expressed that they want me as a part of the future. Obviously it’s a business decision, an investment, and they have to protect themselves as well. I don’t know what that’ll mean and exactly what they’ll offer. But hopefully they see how hard I’ve been working in the summer to get back and that I have a different optimism than I’ve had going into each year. I’m ready to go. They’ve seen me work out a little bit now. Knowing that we went into the ankle in April and saw there was no structural damage, no red flags that say, ‘Hey, he’s not going to be the same player ever again’ — all those things kind of add up to me being a good investment piece for the future.’ The Warriors will talk contract ahead of Oct. 31. But what is not clear is whether they will be courtesy conversations, designed to let Curry know he is wanted yet minus the serious money to close the deal.”

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  • Da Real

    He’s a great young player and the bay loves him, but with cap being what it is now, you just can’t committ top $$ to a injury plagued player. Brandon Roy v2??

  • LA Huey

    Better ship him to Charlotte whilst you can…

  • http://www.xvideos.com nbk troll

    Cut your losses and trade him for some picks. He just ain’t THAT guy!

  • http://thahiphopcorner.com Kevin

    Dude got ankles made of paper mache

  • ctk

    got to sign him …he has a skill that cant be found ..plus he wants to be there

  • Gregg

    If you don’t sign him, you’ll at least have Harrison Barnes to pick up the slack.

  • Jer dawg

    Steph Curry is gifted shooter. If a team wants to preserve his value as a basketball player then have him as 6th man off the bench. Point guard is too much torque on his ankles and he is too small for starting 2 guard. He’d be perfect playing 35 minutes off the bench being a versatile shooter and part time point guard against 2nd string players and starters. IMO he will thrive and won’t be as much wear and tear on his ankles.

  • Takashi

    Stephen is one of my fave players on the Warriors but if he cant stay healthy, they might have to trade him. trade him to charlotte for Kemba walker & a pick

  • LA Huey

    “35 minutes off the bench”?! Unless you’re Manu, Harden, or Odom, 6th men play 20-25 off the bench (especially if you’re actively trying to reduce risk of injury)

  • mike

    Steph played 80 games in his first season, and 74 in his second season. He just had the nagging ankle thing in the shortened lockout year. y’all act like he’s greg oden

  • Mack

    You gotta be fuckin stupid if you don’t sign him up and keep him around… SC30 is a sniper from the point guard position and has more skill than half the starting point guards today. He ain’t that guy? Child please.

  • http://www.nba.com Shadojoker

    Trade him..bay needs him but cut your losses while ahead..I was just about to say Brandon Roy v2 too!!

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    If he’s playing 35 minutes he might as well be starting.

  • Magic fan

    we’ll take him , we’ll take anything

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    “35 minutes off the bench” – LMAO that’s the funniest thing i’ve seen today. – Curry is a top 10 PG when healthy. He’s a starter on the majority of teams in the league. It’s not about if Golden State wants him. It’s about hwo much it’ll take to keep him.

  • flash

    Ship his ass to phoenix. I want all injury plagued players to go to the suns

  • phil da windmill

    i blame the designers who made nike kobe 6 and 7 steph was wearing that bullshyt when he 1st messed up his ankle those kicks should not be allowed on nba hardwood maybe casual wear.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    sure, if you know nothing about shoes.

  • http://www.nba.com/knicks danpowers

    send him to germany n let him have that kobe knee treatment on his ankles lol

  • phil da windmill

    nbk i been a sneaker addict since at least 1985 so what are you talking about ???

  • http://www.slamonline.com nbk

    Being addicted to sneakers and knowing about them are different. Obviously, you don’t know about them or you wouldn’t have said that ignorant ass comment. Low tops are no more dangerous for a persons ankle than high tops. It is 100% about the sole of the shoe and the balance of the cushion. Kobe’s, like most new Nike shoes all have the same ankle stability across the board. It is a proven fact that low tops are no more dangerous than any other shoe on a basketball court. You can research it if you don’t believe me.

  • EvanZ

    It’s funny how polarized the comments are.

    It’s basically, “Are you fracking kidding me? You’d be crazy to ___________ him”

    Just fill in _____________ with “sign” or “not sign”.

  • phil da windmill

    i hear you nbk you seem hell bent on proving your point ok i’lll let you have that one i guess you told my ignorant ass huh?…if my comment was so dumb why respond? i guess it makes you feel like you accomplished something

  • http://www.slamonline.com nbk

    Oh that’s simple, I’m trying to protect people from being influenced by your ignorant opinion. And ignorant and dumb are different. Thinking they are the same is ignorant.

  • burnt_chicken

    ^ Thanks my google-equipped white knight! On behalf of all the unwashed, slathering masses…Oh! a thought: could different people’s feet/ankles demonstrate a spectrum of possibilites- enabling phil’s comment to express equal ignorance to your absolute truth? One wonders…(if one is not nbk, that is, he just flat-out knows.)

  • http://www.slamonline.com nbk

    How high a shoe goes has no affect on ankle support. You don’t roll your ankle from anywhere but the bottom of your foot. And again, there have been studies. Which obviously implies more than one set of ankles…

  • eZ

    Nbk, many rolls come from stepping on someones foot though, and when anklebraces are worn to protect rolling ones ankle, what does that say about sturdy high tops?

  • Brad09

    if youve watched him play a lot, its easy to see his defense is worse than a wnba player

  • Bobitto

    Give him a 2-3 year deal with a team option. If it doesn’t work out then go from there. He’s a great player and their best players but you really can’t be committing top dollar to a guy who has a history with health issues, no matter how good he may be. Loosely similar to the Peyton manning situation in Denver.

  • phil da windmill

    nbk you so smart why you on basketball sites bloggin to ignorant people? does that not make you just as ignorant? i was taught ignore the ignorant i guess i’m wrong about that too huh nbk?

  • The Spaniard

    “if my comment was so dumb why respond? i guess it makes you feel like you accomplished something”

    Yes, he did. He is helping anyone who may be influenced by your ill-informed comment.

    Like he said, there have been many studies that show high-top have very little, if any, affect on preventing ankle sprains.

    Support after a sprain is a different story altogether. But at that point if you need to restrict your ankle movement you probably shouldn’t be playing in the first place.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndyfsS0bFK8 nbk

    phil, smart and ignorant are not related. I never claimed to be “smarter” then anyone here. you were taught to ignore the ignorant, but never taught what ignorant actually means is what your saying, i hope you realize that.
    eZ, tell me, when you step on someones foot, do you do it with your ankle, or with the bottom of your foot? — and do you wear an ankle brace before or after you sprain your ankle?

  • phil da windmill

    nbk has all the got damn answers…well ass hole i was being sarcastic did you know that too?

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    no you weren’t.

  • eZ

    It was a real queston from my side, not retoric. Obviously you step on somebodies foot with your own, but i don’t understand that when a brace protects against rolling it (again) a good high top to a lesser degree wont do the same?
    And the brace comes after the sprain but steph curry has sprained it many times so he should wear all the protection he can get i guess.
    But if your point is that high tops are too weak/inaffective against rolling an ankle, even though they are high, than i understand your point.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    eZ, i wasn’t trying to be passive aggressive, i was just saying given that you still roll your ankle from the bottom of your foot even if you do it by stepping on someone then it is hard to make a case that a higher shoe would prevent that. The reason players use tape and braces is to restrict motion. Shoes are not meant to restrict the motion of your ankle, as they cover the whole foot and are designed for comfort more than stability. Once you sprain your ankle, the likelihood that you will sprain it again doubles. The tendons stretch and become loose (weak). I have blown out one ankle landing on another players foot (after spraining it multiple times), and sprained the other multiple times as well (more often then anything in high tops actually, only once in low tops, the Jordan 11′s my sophomore year of high school). The ankle i blew up, can roll barefoot, infact i’ve done it. The tendons were completely altered. Since then, I have always worn low tops, as they free up my foot for comfort while wearing the brace. I have talked to doctors, read studies, and pretty much taken every precaution possible to give myself the best chance at not spraining it again, because blowing it up was by far the most pain i have ever experienced, infact, i passed out from it later that night (i idiotically finished the game out because i was the only PG on the roster and had to run the team). You can trust that I used to be in the “high tops are better for ankle support” camp until i did real research on the issue. I’ve seen many people buy shoes based on the height of ankle coverage only to see them repeatedly sprain their ankles. If high tops were created for ankle support they would restrict your ankle from any flexibility. If you can roll your foot with the shoe on (as in, put the shoe on, and roll your ankle to test the shoes flexibility), you can sprain your ankle. There is not a high top on the market that is safer than the Kobe’s – The Kobes (like most new Nike basketball shoes) have a T shaped cushion in the heal that provide stability that help to prevent ankle sprains, the idea that because the ankle is not covered by fabric you will sprain your ankle is about as accurate as if you don’t leave cookies out for santa you won’t get as many gifts.