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Stephen Curry in the Starting Lineup

Warriors point guard Stephen Curry said he will return to the starting lineup tonight. Curry hasn’t started in six games since he sprained the deltoid ligament in his right foot.

He’s come off the bench the last two games. He played nine minutes at Washington on Monday and 24 minutes vs. Memphis on Wednesday. Curry said his right foot has responded well so he’s ready for more minutes.

“Hopefully I’ll be able to provide some energy being back with the first unit,” Curry said.

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Curry said he’s almost positive coach Mark Jackson and the team doctors have some minutes limitations in mind.

When he came off the bench, Curry played more shooting guard than anything, partly cause Jackson didn’t want Curry chasing around point guards on a ginger foot. Knowing his minutes were limited, he said he was aggressive about looking for his shot. Curry totaled 27 points on 12 of 18 shooting in 33 minutes.

Since he’ll be doing more than looking for his own shot, Curry said a big scoring night is not a guarantee. Keeping up that scoring efficiency over longer minutes would be a tall order.

“It would be nice,” Curry said. “I’d average about 40 points.”

Marcus Thompson

  • Niners in 2012

    Ofcourse, MJackson replaces the wrong player(McGuire) and keeps DWright in the line-up. Terrible! DWright needed to be benched 2 months ago!

  • Grey Warden

    Well there goes Curry’s ankle again. It’s getting to the point where he’s going down every couple of games that he manages to play. That’s great that the Warriors are shopping Ellis, but they should be more concerned about moving Curry before his trade value plummets so low that he’s going to become untradeable (if it hasn’t already).

  • Stan

    Well, we proved we could beat the Mav’s if they play three straight road games in three days and bench Kidd.
    I hope Mark didnt call this a great win..

  • Stan

    Isn’t Curry a metaphor for the whole Warrior aura? from Lacob on down..IF’S.

  • Harp’s Dubs

    I agree with Grey Warden – the more Curry plays and gets hurt, the more his trade values diminishes.
    Interesting report about the Bucks wanting a young, all-star type point guard in return for Bogut while we allegedly are eyeing Bogut!

    I’ve got a three-way trade that works financially:

    Warriors send Klay Thompson to Magic and Curry, Udoh, Dwright and Biedrins to the Bucks.

    Bucks send Bogut and Gooden to the Magic and Jennings to the Warriors.

    Orlando sends Howard to the Warriors.

    In other words,
    Warriors get Jennings and Howard.
    Bucks get Curry, Udoh, DWright and Biedrins.
    Magic get Thompson, Bogut, Gooden.

    Why the Warriors do it? Umm, I don’t think I need to answer that.
    Why the Bucks do it? Young, all-star type PG, young promising PF in Udoh, a back-up to Ersan Ilyasova in Biedrins, a wing who has disappointed this year. All high character guys and major salary relief down the line (shedding them of Gooden and Bogut).
    Why the Magic does it? Get a real center in return for a departing Dwight, a very promising young SG in Thompson and a reliable back-up 4/5 in Gooden.

  • Grey Warden

    ^ Your only problem is Bogut isn’t going anywhere unless SJax goes as well.

  • Niners in 2012

    DWrong bombing 3s on the CLips, I should trash him before every game.

  • Stan

    Nice win-right there with beating Chicago around the second or third game of the season. Maybe,the Warriors will even go on a winning streak-other teams do. Can’t remember the last time the Warriors won 5-6 games in a row.

  • Stan

    Warriors turned down for Monta and Lee for Howard? Riley is a one trick pony. NO way would Orlando do straight up. But hey, Riley is a fine GM,and will be in the league for the next ten years.

  • KDOG

    Trade Curry. His ankle injury is not going to get better. Use him as trade value and fill in the void for the bigman. Klay thompson can step up and fill the other slot in place of curry and have ellis run the point.

  • moreaufan2

    Monta is a keeper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • moreaufan2

    Curry needs to sit for rest of season. that will help us see how these other guys step up

  • moreaufan2

    Plus Curry isnt a PG he is a off guard with a grerat shot. Monta is a true PG

  • economy

    Thanks Danny, sorry I didn’t get a chance to speak to you and Jan. I truly didn’t intend to go as long as we did but we were having a great time singing to the folks and it was kind of hard to stop. Glad you like the new songs. Best for now.