Warriors point guard Stephen Curry got some good news from Wednesday’s MRI on his sprained right ankle.
Tests revealed Curry didn’t sustain any ligament damage and the repairs made in his offseason surgery are still in tact. Curry will officially be listed as day-to-day, but it’s going to take some quick healing for him to be able to play on Sunday.
CURRY: “Hoping for the Christmas Miracle.”
With the Warriors down 92-91 inside of 30 seconds, Ellis swung the ball to an open man on the right wing.
It was Klay Thompson, and he got a good look from 20 feet.
“I hadn’t airballed like that in awhile,” said Thompson, who finished with seven points on 2-for-15 shooting. “It felt good and everything, too. I thought it was in.”
I have got ahold of some pretty … uh … intense pictures of Monta Ellis. Consider yourself warned.
Warriors point guard Stephen Curry was helped off the court Tuesday with an apparent ankle injury.
In the final minute of the first half, Curry rolled his right ankle while backpedaling to the defensive end. He limped a few steps before falling to the hardwood. He limped to the locker room with the help of teammates, barely putting any pressure on that ankle.
Ish Smith started the second half in Curry’s place.
The same ankle gave Curry problems all last season, causing him to miss eight games. He had surgery over the summer to repair torn ligaments in that ankle. He spent months rehabilitating the ankle before getting clearance in September.
The Warriors and guard Monta Ellis are being sued by a former employee for sexual harassment.
According to an email from the Law Offices of Burton F. Boltuch, the plaintiff will file the suit Wednesday morning in Oakland at the Superior Court of Alameda County. Afterward, a press conference will be held to discuss the allegations.
According to Boltuch, the plaintiff is accusing Ellis of sexually harassing her from November 2010 to January 2011. The accuser, according to Boltuch, has photo evidence of the harrassment, which he claims was sent from Ellis’ cell phone to the plaintiff.
The photo will be revealed – along with the identity of the accuser – at the press conference, Boltuch said.
“You will be shocked when you see it,” Boltuch said. “It’s pretty disgusting and graphic.”
The Warriors are being accused of covering for Ellis. Boltuch alleges his client was let go “because they wanted to cover it up.”
Boltuch said his client tried to resolve the matter previously, but the Warriors refused.
Golden State’s trade of Lou Amundson to Indiana for Brandon Rush is expected to go through Monday.
Safe to say the Warriors feel comfortable with their rotation at power forward and center, though Saturday night’s preseason win over Sacramento might have thrown a kink in the rotation. (For the immediate future at least, it looks like Ekpe Udoh will be the first big off the bench, likely for starting center Andris Biedrins. That means by the time free agent acquisition Kwame Brown gets healthy, he’ll have to work his way up from third-string center).
So the Warriors moved their excess in the frontcourt, sending Amundson to Indiana. Amundson was the third power forward and no better than the third center, likely fourth once Kwame gets in shape.
In exchange, the Warriors bolstered their wing depth. Adding Rush -a 6-foot-6 swingman (primarily shooting guard) who was drafted No. 13 out of Kansas in 2008 – gives the Warriors more length and athleticism off the bench.
UPDATE II: The Warriors are in the process of trading Lou Amundson, according to a team source. A second source confirmed it is for Indiana Pacers swingman Brandon Rush. Amundson was held out of Saturday’s game vs. Sacramento. It is not official and likely won’t be before Sunday. I’m told its a straight-up trade.