By Marcus Thompson
Sunday, July 12th, 2009 at 8:38 pm in Uncategorized.
Sorry this is so late. The Warriors were off today. They did practice and had team meetings.
* Morrow practiced and is expected to play tomorrow. The plan is for him to play these last three summer league games, then take part in Tim Grgurich’s camp here in Vegas. That should give him ample 5-on-5 action, management figures
* Curry practiced. His ankle didn’t appear to be bothering him. After practice, he went to a TV station in Las Vegas and pulled off three TV interviews: channel 5, channel 7 and Comcast. I wonder how the vets are going to handle Curry Mania when the season begins.
* Jared Jordan, the point guard out of Marist, is no longer on the Warriors summer league squad. He left the team, likely to pursue another opportunity. Common summer league musical chairs. That bodes well for Acie Law.
* Steph Curry is quite the crowd favorite out here. There was actually a small ovation when he checked back into the game after he left three minutes early with a sprained left ankle.
By the way, the ankle is not serious, but I think it is serious enough that he may not be 100 percent during this summer league. He is already not the most athletic, and you can tell he still needs to get into NBA shape. So this ankle, which had him extremely frustrated as he limped off the court because he tweaked it again, only adds to the disadvantage. It was most evident on that last play of regulation – his airball fade-away jumper.
But that fact made Saturday’s performance impressive. His shot still has been off. He missed a lot of gimmies. But he found a way to impact the game, and he made some big plays. I think it’s a good sign that he can be productive despite adversity.
I will do better tomorrow. I need some sleep!