Warriors guard Stephen Curry was in Charlotte Monday to have his ailing right ankle examined by Dr. Bob Anderson, who performed the initial surgery this past offseason, as Insider Matt Steinmetz reported. It was the second opinion after team orthopedist Tim McAdams examined Curry's ankle on Saturday.
General manager Larry Riley issued the following statement Tuesday:
Following the examinations and consultations with both doctors, the diagnosis of Stephens injury remains a sprained right ankle with no structural damage. Stephen will continue to receive treatment and undergo rehabilitation therapy. He will be cleared to play whenever he is able to pass a functionality test on his right ankle.
While not necessarily an acute medical update, the fact that Curry has been significantly hobbled with no structural damage does not bode well for a productive season.
The Warriors signed point guard Nate Robinson to a one-year deal on Jan. 4.
The Draymond Green to Steph Curry to Kevin Durant lob resulted in "Assist of the Year" at the first-ever NBA Awards show on Monday night.
With 9:25 remaining in the third quarter against the Pacers on Dec. 5, Zaza Pachulia won a jump ball (against Paul George) in the backcourt.
Draymond threw a fullcourt football pass to Curry, who tracked the ball like a wide receiver on a go-route.
As he caught the ball inside the free throw line, he flipped it behind his head to a charging Durant, who guided the ball towards the rim with his left hand before flushing it with both hands.
Oracle Arena went nuts as the Warriors took an 88-56 lead.
In that same game, Klay Thompson racked up 60 points in 29 minutes.
Golden State beat Indiana 120-83 to improve to 12-2.
The Warriors recorded 45 assists, the second highest output of the season (47 against the Lakers on Nov. 23).
Nikola Jokic and Chris Paul were also nominated for the award, which was voted on by the fans.
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Andre Iguodala spent much of the season doing whatever he could to fight off any momentum that might result in him being named Sixth Man of the Year in the NBA.
The Warriors forward need not have worried, as the award once again went to a scorer.
Rockets guard Eric Gordon won the balloting, beating out Houston teammate Lou Williams and Iguodala.
Iguodala averaged only 7.6 points per game, but shot a career-high 52.8 percent from the field and is widely considered the league’s No. 1 defender off the bench.