Warriors PG C.J. Watson was playing defense in Tuesday’s morning practice when he slipped, and his right knee rolled inward. Watson kept playing. But later, his knee was stiff and hurting. The results from Wednesday’s MRI revealed a sprained medial collateral ligament. He was hoping to play at Wednesday night’s practice, but he’s been shut down for at least a week and up to three weeks.
Watson: “I didn’t think it was that bad at first.”
The injury to Watson, the third of five point guards on the roster, may open an opportunity for either Speedy Claxton and Acie Law. They figure to be rental players, acquired solely for their expiring contracts. But with Watson out of practice, and possibly missing games, there may be a window for the two PGs acquired from Atlanta. Of course, there is always the possibility that Nellie has made up his mind and there is nothing they could do to earn time (ain’t that right, Marcus Williams?).
Oh, you doubt it, too?
Nellie played Monta and Curry together in Wednesday’s evening practice. Apparently, Curry is looking pretty good. He’s comfortable, making shots, looking under control. And Monta, I hear, is virtually unstoppable as a scorer.
The sleeper guy to watch in camp is Brandan Wright. He, I’m told, is really impressive.