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Stephen Curry to begin working out in Bay area as next step in recovery begins

Aug 13, 2012, 7:30 PM EDT

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The Warriors are betting big on Stephen Curry. It was only a matter of time before they had to choose between Curry and Monta Ellis, they chose Curry. But they did so with the knowledge that Curry was still having ankle issues, which have plagued him his entire career. But he and Andrew Bogut make up the new core for the Warriors, so they’re very invested in him finally getting healthy. Which is why the next week will be big.

Curry had surgery late in the year (along with half the roster) and has been playing and working out the last few months. But he hasn’t done anything intensive or on back to back days. Most notably though, this week marks his first workout with the Warriors with “no restrictions.” From CSN Bay Area:

Curry will arrive in the Bay Area on Tuesday night and then work out for four consecutive days at the team’s downtown practice facility.

Warriors general manager Bob Myers indicated that Curry has been working out much of the summer but that this stretch will mark a stepping up of Curry’s rehab and basketball-related work.

“I don’t think he’ll have any restrictions,” said Myers, who was attending a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil the Warriors’ technology center at College Track on Monday. “He’s being cautious because he has time to be. But as far as full-go, he’s there right now. He’s not going to push it unnecessarily, though. He’s going to be cautious. But as far as restrictions, they’ve all been lifted.”

via Next test for Curry’s ankle comes this week.

The key for Curry right now isn’t even to show a full recovery or quickness. It’s just to be able to go through the work. Endurance has to be the first big key for the Warriors.

Curry’s going to have more freedom than every this year with Ellis gone. He’s got shooters and finishers with Harrison Barnes and Klay Thompson. He’s got bigs to run pick and roll with with David Lee and Andrew Bogut. He’ll likely have a slower pace team that wont’ have to put so much wear and tear on his body. But he still has to show he can do it. This is that first step.

Cross your fingers.

(HT: Hoopshype)

  1. fanz928 - Aug 13, 2012 at 7:43 PM

    Just keep resting him until the season begin then he’ll heal fully

  2. dls612 - Aug 13, 2012 at 7:51 PM

    I really wanna see this kid healthy! He’s a great talent and has great potential!

  3. progress2011 - Aug 13, 2012 at 8:38 PM

    This dude is a flat out BALLER !!! Westbrook and Rose are explosive but he is silky-smooth…. breaking ankles without breaking a sweat…..rocking guys to sleep !

    It’s a shame, he has been injury prone.

    I hope he can get healthy and we can see this dudes skills on display !

    • money2long - Aug 13, 2012 at 9:06 PM

      in 5 yrs, who is the better individual talent…curry or irving ?

      • saint1997 - Aug 14, 2012 at 5:13 AM

        I have to go with Irving on that one mate. It is close but I think Irving does everything (besides shooting) and as a talent it’ll with have to be him. Very close and I think that Curry’s stats will be better cos he is on a better team as well

      • progress2011 - Aug 14, 2012 at 10:19 PM

        I don’t know Money….I just hope they both can stay healthy, for us to see them truly develop.
        I will be in my recliner, with a bowl of popcorn and a glass (O.K. maybe a bottle) of Crown…ahahahahaha

      • money2long - Aug 14, 2012 at 10:30 PM

        i actually think kyrie is a superb shooter.

  4. dunkindan - Aug 13, 2012 at 10:06 PM

    Curry and Irving are complete opposites. No reason to compare them at all.

    I still think Curry is the purest shooter in the League. I hope he stays healthy

    • progress2011 - Aug 14, 2012 at 10:24 PM

      Dan…I like Curry as much as anyone. But until he can play a full season without sitting out multiple games and prove himself, over time….The purest shooter title (At this time) has to go to Durant.
      That dude is flat out unstoppable. Wait til he matures a few more years. I’d love for Curry to be on display against Durant….Play Ball !!!

  5. stevonnesmith - Aug 14, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    Curry’s coming home after next season. He’ll be a Bobcat…

    • dls612 - Aug 14, 2012 at 1:42 PM

      Just a guess! Ya wanna see how many thumb downs u get rite! Wait for it!

      • money2long - Aug 14, 2012 at 10:33 PM

        ^haa! (for the record, i didn’t contribute to the thumbs down’s)

  6. rjlink1 - Aug 14, 2012 at 4:43 PM

    A lot has to go right for the Warriors to make the playoffs, including a health Curry all year. I’m hoping the ankles don’t turn him into some Odenesque tragic figure. The guy can shoulder the whole offensive load when he’s right.

    • money2long - Aug 14, 2012 at 10:38 PM

      if 100% healthy down to the 15th man, some people think, between the wolves and the warriors, that golden state has a better chance at making the post season. just word on the street. i think people will be pleasantly surprised at what harrison barnes will be in the nba. watch out. he’s been under the radar (a lil bit) . i actually think he secures the starting SF job before the year ends. well, when i htink about it, coaches usually give their young talent mopre minutes and a bigger role , but only when the playoffs seem outta reach. but , i still think barnes will eventually take over the starting job. (tune in next time for my thoughts on tebow’s capabilities of taking over a starting job)

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