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Will Trade of Monta Ellis Prompt PG Stephen Curry to Shut it Down For the Season?

Warriors PG Stephen Curry, who at shootaround said he was good to go, wound up sitting out Tuesday’s game.

After the game, he made comments we haven’t heard from him yet in dealing with his troublesome right ankle.

CURRY: “I’m kind of getting fed up with having to deal with this.”

Frustration over the trade? Certainly, Curry’s primary reason for playing through his injury was trying to help the team make the playoffs. The sentiment in the locker room was that the trade hurt their playoff chances. But Curry stopped short of saying he would shut it down for the season.

CURRY: “I’m just trying to get healthy. What that means, I’m not sure yet. … Those little incidents with my ankle, I just want to get that put behind me and move forward.”

A couple sources who know Curry well said he isn’t planning to shut it down, but there will be conversations coming about what he should do next. Dialogue between management, doctors, Curry and his representatives will determine the next course of action. That is a shift in stance from Curry playing against all odds.

Curry said after the game he wanted to be part of the Warriors’ push. But Golden State’s trade of Monta Ellis is a clear sign the Warriors are banking next season on Curry’s health.

right ankle of his. But he stopped short of saying he would shut it down. “I’m just trying to get healthy.”

Marcus Thompson