OAKLAND It looks as though Warriors point guard StephenCurry is going to try to give it a go tonight in the regular-season openeragainst the L.A. Clippers.Curry sprained his right ankle in Tuesdays exhibition gameagainst the Sacramento Kings and hasnt practice since. But he participated in the Warriors pregame walk-throughtwo hours before game-time and was playing with the starting unit. Curry thenwent through his usual pregame shooting drills.
He was wearing a brace on the ankle that extended up to justbelow his knee.Curry didnt practice on Saturday, but he did work out afterpractice with assistant coach Michael Malone. Curry went through a series ofshooting drills and tested the ankle coming off screens.He seemed to be going about 75 to 80 percent in thosedrills.Warriors coach Mark Jackson indicated on Saturday that adecision on Currys status didnt need to be made until beforetip-off.No reason (for Curry to practice), Jackson said. We get alittle bit more time to get treatment and make sure to give him the bestpossible chance to play. And well make a decision (Sunday).
Curry missed eight games last year because of the ankle buthad surgery to strengthen it in May.
On Tuesday morning, the Lakers made sweeping changes to their front office.
Magic Johnson is now the president of basketball operations and both general manager Mitch Kupchak and executive VP of basketball operations Jim Buss were fired.
Los Angeles -- looking to hire a new GM -- originally targeted Warriors GM Bob Myers, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski.
But as Wojnarowski reports: "After Myers signed a recent contract extension, it became clear to Lakers brass that it would be unable to lure Myers."
In September, the Warriors promoted Myers from general manager to president of basketball operations/general manager.
Myers was named the NBA Executive of the Year following the 2014-15 season.
The Warriors recalled guard Brianté Weber from the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League, the team announced today.
Weber was assigned to Santa Cruz to allow him to participate in the 2017 NBA D-League All-Star Game on Saturday in New Orleans, where he tallied four points, two assists and two steals in 16 minutes for the West squad.
Weber, who signed his second 10-day contract with the Warriors on Feb. 14, has appeared in five games with Golden State this season, averaging 1.6 points and 1.0 assist in 8.2 minutes.
Prior to joining Golden State, the 6’2”, 165-pound guard appeared in 31 games (all starts) this season with the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA D-League, averaging 16.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 7.4 assists and 3.26 steals in 36.8 minutes and garnering NBA D-League Player of the Month honors in January.
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