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Warriors' Curry sprains surgically-repaired ankle in Sacramento

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Warriors' Curry sprains surgically-repaired ankle in Sacramento

Stephen Curry sprained his right ankle, the same ankle that was surgically repaired after last season, with less than a minute to play in the second half of the Warriors' final preseason game against the Kings.

He was helped directly to the locker room and looked to be in considerable pain; he did not put weight on the ankle and did not return to the game.

The Warriors announced that Curry has a sprained right ankle and will be re-evaluated on Wednesday.

After the game, Curry left the arena on crutches and did not speak with reporters.

Earlier in the game, Curry showed shades of midseason form when he found David Lee with a nifty behind-the-back pass in traffic.

Curry left the game with seven points, five assists, three steals and two rebounds in just over 15 minutes.

Curry played 80 games in his rookie season, but was limited to 74 games in his sophomore campaign due to his lingering ankle issues. He rolled it a number of times throughout the 2010-11 season.

In his first two NBA seasons, Curry is averaging 18 points, 5.9 assists and 35 minutes per game.

Does Harrison Barnes miss the Bay Area? 'I like living in Dallas, but...'

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Does Harrison Barnes miss the Bay Area? 'I like living in Dallas, but...'

After four years in Oakland, Harrison Barnes was forced to leave town when the Warriors signed Kevin Durant last summer.

Barnes just finished the first year of a four-year, $94 million contract with the Dallas Mavericks.

So, does the former first-round pick miss his old home?

"I like living in Dallas but will always have love for Oakland!!" Barnes said in response to a question on Twitter on Sunday.

Barnes also picked his favorite restaurants in Oakland and San Francisco.

"Belly in Oakland or Amber in SF," Barnes wrote.

Steve Kerr keeping offseason routine in line: 'I'm not Jon Gruden'

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Steve Kerr keeping offseason routine in line: 'I'm not Jon Gruden'

For the third straight summer, Steve Kerr has had a shortened offseason to work with.

While he is working on things for the 2017-18 season, he's not trying to cram as much work into a short period of time. He's taking time to relax and enjoy the summer.

In an interview with The Chronicle's Scott Ostler on Saturday, Kerr pulled back the curtain on how's spending the time before training camp starts.

“I’m on the phone, talking to Bob Myers, talking to our coaches and to different people. Writing down thoughts, putting together plans for our coaching retreat. It might be just something that pops into my head, where I just stop and write something down. But I’m not Jon Gruden, I’m not waking up at five in the morning and going to the film room,” Kerr said.

What could Kerr and Myers possibly talk about every single day?

“We talk about players, talk about roles. We talked a lot about Nick Young and [Omri] Casspi before we signed those guys. Talked a lot about our center position. Bob and I talk every day, kind of the first thing in the morning we check in with each other, usually talk for a half hour. We’re really close. He just got back from a great vacation, in Italy,” Kerr said.

Kerr and the defending champion Warriors get back on the court Sept. 30 in a preseason tilt against the Nuggets in Oakland. Then they head to China to play the Timberwolves twice before returning to face the Kings at home on Oct. 13. Four days later, they raise a banner, get their rings and tip-off the regular season against the Rockets.