MRI confirms sprained ankle for Curry

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MRI confirms sprained ankle for Curry

The Warriors said on Tuesday that Stephen Currys MRIconfirmed the teams original diagnosis of a sprained right ankle. Hes listedas day-to-day for Wednesdays game against the New York Knicks.Curry sprained his ankle for the second time this season in Mondays game against the Chicago Bulls. He left the game early in the fourth quarter and did notreturn.LanceYoung, Currys agent, told USA Today that Curry would sit out Wednesdays gameand that he would not play again until Saturday against the 76ers. AfterTuesdays practice, the Warriors announced Curry had missed practice, wasgetting an MRI and that he remained day-to-day with a sprained rightankle.STEINMETZ: What to do with Stephen Curry's ankle
Currytweaked the ankle in the fourth quarter of Mondays game against the ChicagoBulls. It was the second time hes injured the ankle this season aftertweaking it several times in 2010-11.Curry hadsurgery to strengthen the ankle in May, but it has remained an issue early thisseason.

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.