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Knee injury for Warriors’ Stephen Curry less serious than the one father Dell Curry is recovering from

Stephen Curry makes his whole family laugh, from left, sister Sydel Curry, wife Ayesha Alexander, daughter Riley Curry, mother Sonya and Father Dell during his acceptance speech for the 2014-15 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player at the Oakland Convention Center in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, May 4, 2015. (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group)

Stephen Curry makes his whole family laugh, from left, sister Sydel Curry, wife Ayesha, daughter Riley, mother Sonya and Father Dell during his acceptance speech for the 2014-15 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player at the Oakland Convention Center in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, May 4, 2015. (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group)

Stephen Curry isn’t the only member of his family to be going through a knee injury, but the one to his father, Dell Curry, is far more serious than a Grade 1 MCL sprain.

Dell Curry told 1065 The END he fell last month while getting out of the shower at the Ritz-Carlton Cleveland as the Charlotte Hornets broadcaster was getting ready for the game against the Cavaliers, causing an injury worse than any he had during his entire playing career.

“I stepped out of the shower, leg slipped, there was water on the marble floor, my knee hit the doorknob,” Curry told the radio station last week. “I mean, perfect. I couldn’t do it again if I staged it. Shattered my patella tendon, tore the tendon.”

Curry said he tried to get up and fell back down before crawling to his phone and calling the Hornets’ team trainer and having to get into an ambulance.

“I knew something was wrong right away because of the pain I was feeling throughout my body,” Curry said. “Again, this is the most serious injury I’ve ever had. And then they told me three months. I didn’t believe them. I thought, ‘OK, I’m am ex-athlete. I’m in pretty good shape. I’ll cut that in half.’ No. Does not matter. It’s the knee, it’s the joint, it’s the patella, it’s the kneecap. The patella does everything in your leg. It’s the reason you can raise your leg, bend it. So you’ve got to take its time, let the tendon heal.”

Curry underwent surgery, forcing the 51-year-old to miss telecasts. He didn’t attend Tuesday’s Warriors playoff game to watch his son after the Hornets’ season had ended. Curry said he has a long way to go in his slow recovery process.

“I’ve got to keep my leg up,” Curry said. “I’m still unable to bend it at all. Big ol’ huge, heavy construction brace, so I’m kind of immobile. I’ve got to have my wife drive me to rehab and back, and it’s about all I can do. It’s a serious injury.”

Curry was feeling well enough to at least laugh about the injury.

“So I think the Cleveland Ritz, they got the wrong Curry,” Dell joked. “I think they thought my son was staying in (Room) 904 instead of me.”

“Not so much (a funny story) for me, but for my friends, my sons, my buddies, they’re going to have a lot of fun with this,” Curry added.

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Warriors’ Harrison Barnes mum on Lakers possibility, Mychal Thompson says ‘he could be more of a featured scorer’ in LA

Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes, left, makes guard Stephen Curry laugh on the bench during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. The Warriors won 136-97. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes, left, makes guard Stephen Curry laugh on the bench during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. The Warriors won 136-97. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Warriors forward Harrison Barnes will be a restricted free agent this summer, and Golden State would watch him depart if it chooses not to match a lucrative offer sheet he signs.

Might that the team that lands Barnes be the Los Angeles Lakers, where current Warriors assistant Luke Walton will the head coach? Barnes isn’t talking about the possibility.

When it was brought up that Walton might look to install a Warriors-like system and look for a Warriors-like player on the open market to bring with him, Barnes said while laughing Monday on 95.7 The Game, “See, that’s tampering at that point. That’s just tampering.”

Barnes also deadpanned about Walton: “We’re definitely going to miss him, but we’ll have to just beat him four times a year.”

The Lakers will have money to spend on the free agent market, and Lakers analyst Mychal Thompson — father of Warriors guard Klay Thompson — said Monday on the ESPN LA radio show he co-hosts that Barnes “wants $20 (million per year)…Somebody might give it to him.”

Barnes averaged 11.7 points and 4.9 rebounds this season in 66 games this season. the elder Thompson feels Barnes could do more with the Lakers.

“I think he’s capable of averaging 18 a game here if the Lakers sign him and brought him here.” Thompson said. “I think he could be more of a featured scorer, maybe a No. 2 option, maybe even a No. 1 on certain nights. He’s capable of putting up in the high-20s. He’s a very good shooter, can get to the basket, very athletic. He just hasn’t been asked to do very much in Golden State, but coming here, he’d be asked to do more, and I think he could.”

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Warriors’ Klay Thompson on Houston Rockets’ Jason Terry guaranteeing Game 5 win: ‘Good for him’

Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson (11) attempts to shoot against the Dallas Mavericks in the first half of an NBA game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)

Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson (11) attempts to shoot against the Dallas Mavericks in the first half of an NBA game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)

OAKLAND — Rockets reserve guard Jason Terry guaranteed his team would beat the Warriors in Game 5 on Wednesday to send the first-round series back to Houston.

“We believe we can get a win here tomorrow, and that’s going to be a long flight for them to come back home to Houston,” Terry told reporters Tuesday at Oracle Arena.

“I’m guaranteeing it. I mean, if I don’t, then what? It’s a loss, right? So I guarantee a victory because that’s what it’s going to take. I know we can get a win here and this thing back home to Houston.”

The Warriors will play without Stephen Curry, who is out indefinitely due to a sprained right knee.

Asked about Terry’s comments, Warriors guard Klay Thompson said, “Good for him.”

“I don’t care,” Warriors center Andrew Bogut said. “I mean, we’ll see what happens. I guess he’s trying to rally the troops or whatever he’s trying to do.”

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Luke Walton won’t address Lakers job opening, says of Warriors: ‘I love my job here. I absolutely love it.’

Golden State Warriors interim head coach Luke Walton walks to the bench while playing against the Chicago Bulls in the second quarter of their game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

Golden State Warriors interim head coach Luke Walton walks to the bench while playing against the Chicago Bulls in the second quarter of their game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

OAKLAND — Warriors assistant coach Luke Walton smiled as he deflected questions about head coaching openings and said he would only answer ones about the playoffs.

Asked about the Los Angeles Lakers job opening, the former Lakers player said, “All I’m worried about is the playoffs right now.”

Told he was among the coaches being mentioned for the Sacramento Kings job opening, he said, “Nice, it’s nice of them.”

Walton has also been linked to the New York Knicks’ possible opening if interim Kurt Rambis isn’t retained as head coach.

Walton spoke after he had been on the dais during the Coach of the Year press conference for Steve Kerr. Walton finished ninth in the voting, receiving one second-place vote and two third-place votes. He served as interim head coach when the Warriors went 39-4, including an NBA-record 24-0 start.

“I love my job here,” Walton said. “I absolutely love it. I love the playoff battles that we’re in right now. We’ve got prep work to do. Every bit of focus right now should be on the playoffs. So any questions I’m asked about anything else is a distraction in my opinion, and then I’m being selfish. So I’m not answering anything about anything except for our team and the playoffs.”

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Warriors’ Stephen Curry to miss at least two weeks due to right knee sprain

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) dribbles past San Antonio Spurs' Patty Mills (8) as he slips on the floor in the first quarter of their game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) dribbles past San Antonio Spurs’ Patty Mills (8) as he slips on the floor in the first quarter of their game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

OAKLAND — Warriors guard Stephen Curry is expected to miss at least two weeks due to the right knee sprain he suffered in Game 4 against the Houston, the team announced Monday.

An MRI exam revealed a Grade 1 sprain of the medial collateral ligament.

Curry is out for the remainder of the first-round series against the Rockets and if the Warriors advance is expected to miss games in the Western Conference semifinals against either the Los Angeles Clippers or Portland Trail Blazers.

“Thanks 4 all the prayers & messages,” Curry tweeted. “Can feel all the positive energy. God is Great! All things considered I’m Gonna be alright! #DubNation.”

The Warriors lead 3-1 in the series against the Rockets after a 121-94 win Sunday in Houston, but lost Curry to injury in the second quarter.

Curry suffered the sprain on the final play of the first half when he slipped on a wet spot on the court and saw his knee buckle.

He warmed up before the start of the second half with the intention of playing, but the team’s medical staff and coach Steve Kerr prevented his return.

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Warriors’ Stephen Curry ‘feeling good,’ expected to play in Game 4 against Houston Rockets

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) practices before their NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)

Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) practices before their NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)

HOUSTON — Stephen Curry is expected to play in Game 4 of the Warriors’ first-round series against the Houston Rockets on Sunday after recovering from a right ankle injury.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Curry in the morning reported he woke up feeling good like he did Saturday after participating in 5-on-5 scrimmaging in practice.

Kerr said he assumed Curry would play, though no official announcement is expected to be made until after the reigning MVP goes through his pregame warmup.

Curry missed Games 2 and 3 after tweaking the ankle in Game 1. The Warriors lead the series 2-1.

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Warriors rookie Kevon Looney undergoes surgery on his other hip

The newest member of the Golden State Warriors, Kevon Looney, 19, of Milwaukee, Wis., answers questions during a news conference at their practice facility in Oakland, Calif., Friday, June 26, 2015. Looney was selected by the Warriors with the 30th overall pick in the first round of the 2015 NBA Draft. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)

The newest member of the Golden State Warriors, Kevon Looney, 19, of Milwaukee, Wis., answers questions during a news conference at their practice facility in Oakland, Calif., Friday, June 26, 2015. Looney was selected by the Warriors with the 30th overall pick in the first round of the 2015 NBA Draft. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)

Warriors rookie forward Kevon Looney underwent season-ending arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip on Friday, according to the team.

The surgery in Vail, Colo. came eight months after the team’s first-round draft pick underwent a similar surgery on his right hip and a month after he had inflammation in the left hip.

Looney, 20, is expected to miss a minimum of another four to six months before returning to basketball activities, making him likely to miss the NBA Summer League.

The 30th overall draft pick, Looney played in five games for the Warriors and 12 games for their NBA Development League affiliate in Santa Cruz this season.

A Warriors spokesman said the team had previously mistakenly listed Looney’s latest hip injury as his right hip instead of his left. The change was made Wednesday.