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Friday, August 17th, 2012 at 10:18 am  |  42 responses

Stephen Curry Plans to Be Ready for Training Camp


by Eldon Khorshidi | @eldonadam

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. Curry is currently working out at the Warriors’ practice facility, and is very optimistic about the 2012-13 season; Steph said he’s aapproaching full strength, and has no doubt he will be ready for Golden State’s season opener October 31 against Phoenix. Nothing is official until we actually see Curry competing on the hardwood, but this is certainly a step forward for the Warriors, a team with Playoff aspirations.

More details, via the Mercury News

Curry assured he will be ready when training camp starts in October and said he has no doubt he will be ready for the season opener Oct. 31 in Phoenix. “No. None at all,” Curry said. “The whole point of having surgery when I did and being patient with my rehab is so that on Oct. 31 I’m not having any restrictions or hesitancy.” Curry said he isn’t having any pain or tightness during workouts. Curry had arthroscopic surgery in April after three sprains of the same ankle forced him to miss 40 games last season. He said his rehab is progressing according to plan. The only thing he hasn’t done is play five on five, but that is more of a precaution, he said. “I’m just making sure that when I’m reacting, making cuts, especially on the defensive end, that my ankle is responding the right way,” Curry said. “I know it will, but right now we’re just taking each step: one on one, two on two, three on three to controlled five on five, and then going full-bore. That’s the plan right now.” Curry said he will test his ankle in a full-court setting a couple weeks before camp when the rest of the team arrives. That way he can enter camp with that step marked off the checklist. “It’s very optimistic right now,” Curry said. “We still have five weeks for training camp, so it can only get better.”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com nbk Troll

    Dude has too many injuries. If i was warriors GM i would trade him asap, before he turns into greg oden. Klay is better anyway

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    It’s a shame that such a young, talented player already has GHill-like ankle problems.

  • Fletch213

    “Stephen curry will miss upcoming season with dual ankle surgeries”

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    wasn’t there a shoe out that was supposed to be “ankle-roll proof”? curry would be the perfect test subject

  • Ldub

    Hope this dude can actually get a full season under his belt. It would definitely suck to not be able to compete due to an injury.

  • Rainman

    @ nbk Troll: i love klay. I called it before anyone else did this guy was gonna be legit. And he proved it after the ellis trade. But come on son.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Steph Curry is a Point Guard. Klay Thompson is a shooting guard. Harrison Barnes is a small forward. Which is or will be, the best shooting perimeter in the NBA in a few years. You don’t trade Curry unless you don’t think he will ever be consistently healthy, other than that, he’s a keeper.

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    Man, Curry has so much potential, he just needs to stay healthy.
    I heard GS wanted to include Curry in the Bogut deal, but the Bucks didn’t want an injury prone guard so they wanted Monta instead.
    @spit I think it was called Ektio or something and yea, Curry should try it out.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Please be healthy Warriors!
    This team would be too much fun, if healthy.
    I don’t know how good Barnes will be, but if Steph stays healthy, this back court will rival D-Will/Joe Cool, and Mamba/Nashty. Curry and Klay could both shoot over 40% from deep.
    David Lee isn’t a bad PF once you get a defensive big behind him. While Bogut isn’t a defensive force, he is huge and will make it hard for opponents trying to get to the basket.
    They could win 50 games this year, but I wouldn’t put my money on it.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Lakeshow, Bogut is the second best defensive Center in the NBA bruh. Idk what you are talking about. 2 years ago, he was a more productive defensive player than even Dwight, when you factor in more than just blocks and rebounds – for example, charges, opposing shooting % around the rim etc. (oh and he led the league in Blocks anyway).

  • da real

    it’s make or break this year for this kid. i love his game, but his body just might not be built for the NBA. hope it works out for him and the Warriors, they can really be a wildcard in the west with Dallas dropping off if they are all healthy

  • http://www.slamonline.com nbk Troll

    50 games?? are u kidding me.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    It’s just been so long since then, that I’m expecting half a Bogut, which is not quite that type of defensive force.
    I know he is one of the best defensive bigs when he’s right, but I have no idea what they can get from him.
    Your absolutely correct though that he is a top 4 defender at the Center spot when healthy.
    Here’s to good health for the Warriors franchise.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    agreed, i sincerely hope that team can stay/get healthy. they will be a lot of fun to watch. They definitely have the best passing frontcourt in the league. Couple that with those shooters. They have the framework of the early 00′s Kings.

  • LA Huey

    LakeShow needs to pass it, pass it. My Dubs wouldn’t win 50 even if every significant player managed to be healthy for the whole year.

  • davidR

    i’m with you HUEY.
    the warriors are my local team, and therefore i ride with them. nbk, there is no way the warriors are winning 50 games this year

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    ^What??
    Your joking right Huey?
    Steph/Jack
    Klay/Jenkins
    Barnes/Rush
    Lee/Richardson
    Bogut/Biedrins
    That’s a 50 win team.
    Like I said I wouldn’t put my money on it, but that’s because I doubt they will be healthy. If healthy, this team the is the 6th,7th best team in the West.
    Lakers
    OKC
    Spurs
    Clippers
    Denver
    Warriors
    Memphis
    T-Wolves
    Mavs
    Who Cares

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    That was me that said 50 not nbk.
    I rounded up.
    Should have said 48 lol.

  • davidR

    oops, i meant lakeshow. my fault!
    curry and klay aren’t bad, but deron/joe is on another level.
    their defense and play making abilities give them a huge edge

  • davidR

    jenkins is a PG
    who’s richardson at PF? do you mean richard jefferson? if so, RJ at PF is already a disaster considering all the size in the west.
    also, no way the mavs are that low. their team is better than the dubs.
    i’m even willing to bet that, if both teams are healthy, the twolves will finish with a better record than the dubs

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    I have Warriors at between 40 and 46 wins this year assuming everyone is healthy. I think Harrison Barnes will make a run at ROY if he gets minutes. His game translates to the NBA way way way way better than it did to College.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    They won’t be better than Memphis. That I can assure you.

  • davidR

    the dubs do have carl landry though. he’ll be the backup PF. i like your guys’ optimism for them though haha. 40-46 wins for them sounds really good, but i personally don’t think they can reach that.
    the teams out west are too strong, specifically their own conference.
    even phoenix & sactown will give them trouble

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    Barnes is going to challenge for ROY. He is a better athlete than advertised and has one of the sweetest stroke for a 6-8 cat you will ever see.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Phoenix and Sacramento do not match up well with GS David, trust me. If Mark Jackson knows how to take advantage of that team’s strengths (and they stay healthy) they are going to be a playoff team.

  • LA Huey

    Nah, Lake. Mid-40s is their ceiling for this year.

  • davidR

    you’re probably right depth wise. starting lineup wise, i think phoenix and gstate are pretty close
    curry
    klay
    barnes
    lee
    bogut
    ——–
    dragic
    dudley
    beasley
    scola
    gortat
    but just out of curiosity, why do you think they don’t match up well? and mark jackson maximizing the team’s strengths and health are huge IFs for this team

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    well, Golden State can spread the floor completely. Making Dragic, Scola & Beasley one on one defenders which is bad bad bad for them – then, assuming (as you said big IF) Jackson uses the offense correctly (maybe running something similar to a Princeton offense – i know we’ve been hearing a lot about it in LA lately, but it actually fits with these guys) they can use cutters to take advantage of Phoenix’s lack of speed at the wing positions (Dudley/Beasley). Other than that, the real issue Phoenix will have is keeping up with Golden State on the run. They are just not a quick team. Especially when you factor in the bench, they just aren’t built to run like Golden State is. (and for the record, I am sure Richard Jefferson will be the starting 3 at least for the first half of the season, Barnes is going to need time, and lumping a bunch of responsibility on him right away isn’t a good way to help him develop). So if Golden State can get their offense clicking, Phoenix will struggle to slow the game down and mount a comeback – not saying Golden State is like heads and tails better, just that they are a tough match up because of their strengths.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    Even though you’re right about RJ probably starting, I disagree with the assertion that starting Barnes puts too much responsibility on him. It’s not like GS needs him to be their go-to guy and playing next to Klay/Curry/Lee/Bogut allows him to become more of a catch and shoot guy (which he excels at).

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Mid 40′s is definitely more realistic.
    Let’s just say, I like this team. lol
    Barnes is the X-Factor. If he is a 15 PPG scorer with decent percentages and defends at least on an average level… I think they can overtake Memphis. Don’t blame ya’ll for thinking i’m crazy. They ‘shouldn’t’ be a 50 win team.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    I love Curry’s game, hopefully his injuries will not mess up his career. Curry’s game would be perfect for the Olympics. You could make a case that a healthy Curry should be picked over Westbrook for the their other point guard spot. Curry can shoot, but his passing ability is overlooked by many. Hope he gets well.

  • LA Huey

    At least it’ll be fun to play with them again in 2K after last year’s disaster. I’m going to miss Monta and his penchant for ridiculous layups.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    You might be right. But if he starts right away, he will have some pretty high expectations, especially if he starts over a guy making 12M a season

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Lets just say that Golden State (against Phoenix at home) win by 16 and on the road (@PHX) lose by 4.

  • JML-G

    yall forgettin Carl Landry also is with GSW

  • http://www.xvideos.com nbk troll

    Yall are CRAZY to think the warriors will win 50 games. More like 35! Too young and just not enough talent. Steph curry ain’t about that averaging 22+ and taking games over life. The west is where the big boys play. Let me guess the raptors are making the playoffs too huh?

  • Basketball_iQ

    I’m starting to agree more & more with nbk a lot… I have G state better than phoenix & sacremento at 46+ wins, Marc jackson knew this team needed a big like Bogut to change the direction of the franchise,, he’s an unselfish passer, uses both hands around the basket, blocks shots, & then you pair him up with Lee around the basket, they are instantly one of the best young teams in the league, bc klay & harrison will undoubtedly be a great duo, if city can remain healthy, this team scornful a lot

  • http://www.xvideos.com nbk troll

    Warriors are lucky if they are like Houston the past few years, and end up with winning record but not in playoffs. Because they do play the raptors twice so those are easy wins.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    I’ve got G-State at about 45 wins.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS WILL BE THE 2012-13 NBA CHAMPIONS! BOOK IT! :P

  • Sundance

    Cosign ^

  • Macaroni

    warriors come out and plaaaaay

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