Curry could miss entire four-game trip


Curry could miss entire four-game trip

OAKLAND While Warriors general manager Larry Riley gave notimetable for Stephen Currys return in fact, he said any kind of timeline islikely two or three days away he sounded as if the Warriors point guard maymiss a few more games.Curry had his right ankle examined in Charlotte on Monday,and those tests revealed what the Warriors already knew: Hes got a sprainedright ankle.I do think that were probably going to end up giving himmore time than we have in the past to produce a recovery, Riley said beforethe Heat-Warriors game on Tuesday at Oracle. Hes always come back very quickfrom these things. He did last year. And I think its important that we givehim plenty of time to do this whatever that means.Curry missed eight games last year, one two-game stretch andone six-game stretch.It seemed plausible that Curry could play against the Bobcatson Saturday in Charlotte. However, after hearing Riley speak, it seems liketheyll give it more time than that.The game against Charlotte begins a stretch of four games infive nights for the Warriors -- all on the road -- and it is conceivable theWarriors could shut him down through that trip.Whether it means in two or three days and we get a timeline and it says a week or 10 days more or whether it says one day more weregoing to give him time and when everybody involved.Curry sprained his right ankle during Wednesdays gameagainst the San Antonio Spurs, the seventh time in 15 months Curry has tweakedthe ankle.

Rockets PG Patrick Beverley to undergo knee surgery

Rockets PG Patrick Beverley to undergo knee surgery

HOUSTON – Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced Saturday guard Patrick Beverley will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Tuesday, Oct. 25. 

The surgery will be performed by Dr. Walt Lowe. 

Following the surgery, Beverley will be re-evaluated by Lowe and Dr. Steven Flores in approximately three weeks.

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Refocused McGee 'blessed' to earn Warriors' final roster spot

Refocused McGee 'blessed' to earn Warriors' final roster spot

OAKLAND – After eight years as one of the NBA’s most intriguing projects, JaVale McGee was extended an opportunity to join the Warriors, the league’s successful franchise over the past two seasons.

Informed early Friday that he had made the roster, the 7-foot center celebrated by never leaving the bench in the preseason finale Friday night at Oracle Arena.

Though he had recovered well enough from a left knee strain to play, coach Steve Kerr opted to keep McGee off the court against the Portland Trail Blazers.

Which was fine by McGee, who after the game sat in front of his locker with ice bags wrapped from just above his knee to the bottom of his calf.

“I’m just happy, blessed, to have this chance,” he told

McGee earned the 15th and final roster spot by doing what the Warriors had hoped. He ran the floor well, blocked a few shots and sent a few lob passes powering through the bottom of the net.

“He had a good camp and he gives us something that we don’t have with our other centers, with that length and that ability to catch a lob and finish,” Kerr said. “He has the potential to help us. We’ll see how it all goes.”

McGee, 28, will join 34-year-old Anderson Varejao in sharing spot minutes behind starter Zaza Pachulia and top backup David West.

“I'm starting to figure out what the coaches want from me, and I’m starting to execute it,” he said. “Everything is going well.”

Selected by the Washington Wizards in the first round (18th overall) of the 2008 draft, McGee is now on his fifth NBA team.

Noting that he has no control over his playing time but will do his part to influence the coaching staff, McGee said he is here primarily to achieve has one goal:

“Win an NBA championship,” he said. “That’s it.”