Addressing ankle, Curry will change shoes

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Addressing ankle, Curry will change shoes

Warriors point guard Stephen Curry has had a troublesomeright ankle for more than a year now. He tweaked it most recentlyagainst Chicago on Monday and sat out the next game against New York.On Thursday he said on Twitter Thanks to NikeBasketball for helping me out with the shoe game. Going to get that anklestrong and 100 percent.Heres Curry from after practice on Friday, talking aboutchanging his shoes and using a different taping technique, among otherankle-related subjects:Question: Can you elaborate on ThursdaysTweet?Stephen Curry: I took a day trip toPortland yesterday to get in the lab and see if theres something about theshoes I was wearing. Maybe they didnt fit my foot right or something. Maybe there was something wecould put in my shoe to make sure I dont turn my ankle to the outsidebecause I naturally have that rotation.RELATED: Curry optimistic about playing against Philly
And so theyre still analyzing all the data that wecollected, and I changed to a different style of Nikes for tomorrow. Hopefully,that will help and I think weve found a fit to avoid those injuries.Question: Whats the new one?Stephen Curry: Its called the Brave, theHyperbrave. Its a little lower and a little wider on my foot and it fits to myfoot a little better than the ones I had been wearing.Question: And you were wearing Hyperdunksbefore?Stephen Curry: That one and another onecalled the Hyperlearners. Theyre still great shoes. Nike. But with my foot itdidnt fit right and being secure on the floor is of the utmost importanceright now.Question: Whats the new taping routine?Stephen Curry: Like Ive done before,Ive done taping and bracing to give it extra security. I dont want it to betoo tight where Im not able to make the moves Im normally making or itchanges the mechanics of my jump shot. Because all that starts at the feet andworks its way up. Im using a different style of tape and kind of anchoring ita little more so it naturally rolls in, so Im not more prone to rolling myankle to the outside if Im running straight-ahead or making a cut or a move orsomething like that. I think it will work.

Warriors rookie McCaw starts vs Nets with Durant ruled out

Warriors rookie McCaw starts vs Nets with Durant ruled out

OAKLAND -- With Kevin Durant out of the Warriors lineup Saturday night with swelling in his left pinky finger, rookie wing Pat McCaw will start at forward against Brooklyn at Oracle Arena.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr made the announcement two hours before tipoff.

As for Durant, the contusion in his left pinky finger, sustained Thursday, is still in the healing process.

“Kevin’s hand is still a little swollen,” Kerr said. “It’s not anything we want to mess around with. We’ve got a long trip coming up, a lot of games. It made sense to give him the night off. We’ll have tomorrow off, flying in to Philadelphia. So hopefully the next couple days it’ll calm down and be fine. It’s kind of a day-to-day thing.”

The decision to start McCaw -- who often competes with Ian Clark for playing time -- was based mostly on how he matches up against the Nets.

“They both have my trust and my confidence,” Kerr said. “Both of them are very effective. It’s depending what we need. If we need ball movement and cutting, I’m more likely to go to Ian. He’s a great back-cutter and he gives our offense flow and he’ll make spot-up shots. If we need some size defensively, we’ll go to Patrick. They’ve both been effective. I wouldn’t say either one is ahead of the other. They’re both going to play.”

Report: Warriors could pursue PG Calderon if bought out by Lakers

Report: Warriors could pursue PG Calderon if bought out by Lakers

While the Warriors appear to like D-League call-up Briante Weber, they could have a chance to add a veteran point guard to that final roster spot.

Weber's second 10-day contract expires after Saturday night's game against the Nets. If the Warriors chose not to sign him for the remainder of the season, they could pursue veteran point guard Jose Calderon.

Calderon, currently under contract with the Lakers, will reportedly be bought out of his deal in the next few days, according to ESPN.

If Calderon hits the open market next week, the Warriors and Rockets could be among the suitors for his services, according to the report.

The 35-year-old veteran is averaging 3.3 points and 2.1 assists in 12.2 minutes over 24 games this season for Luke Walton and the Lakers.