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Stephen Curry confirms that he will play season opener

Oct 26, 2012, 4:11 PM EDT

Stephen Curry, Donta Smith AP

It hasn’t been ideal, but it could have been worse. Stephen Curry started out the preseason going slow, then still tweaked his surgically-repaired ankle, and after that coach Mark Jackson shut him down for the rest of the preseason. That included sitting out practices this week.

But come opening night, Curry will be ready to go, he told Matt Steinmetz of

“We’re just continuing to play it smart,” Jackson said of Curry. “We don’t need him today. It’s making sure he’s ready when it matters most. But it’s just precautionary reasons.”

Curry, who missed 40 games last season because of ankle issues, said he will be ready for the opener.

That’s good news, because Andrew Bogut will not. While he has been cleared for 5-on-5 work he has only played in the half court. He may be back fairly soon but not by Halloween night when the Warriors open in Phoenix.

And without Bogut’s defense in the paint, they are going to need Curry and his offense. A whole lot of offense.

  1. sellahh - Oct 26, 2012 at 4:39 PM

    I can picture it… November 10th:
    “Curry leaves game with ankle sprain, out indefiniately”
    Not that I wish him bad. Just trade him while he still has value, he’s not a franchise player anyways.

  2. dls612 - Oct 26, 2012 at 4:53 PM

    Well I seen the video and his ankle was stepped on and not from some awkward move he made! But nevertheless every time I see him in any headline Im like oh oh its over! If he can just make it to the half point of the season thats a good sign!

  3. doctorfootball - Oct 26, 2012 at 6:16 PM

    I’m convinced now. Stephen Curry is related to Elijah Price.

  4. money2long - Oct 26, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    happy for him.. and while it’s good that he will play in the season opener, the real concern for many is whether he will be healthy enough to play in the season ender.

  5. michaeljordanseviltwin - Oct 28, 2012 at 5:55 PM

    Why not shut Curry & David Lee down now? Let the tanking begin early this year.

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