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asandhu23
04-21-2012, 07:57 PM
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Golden State Warriors had big offseason plans for Stephen Curry and Andrew Bogut.

It looks as if they're going to need a new blueprint now.

Curry and Bogut are each headed for another surgery on their injured ankles, casting a shadow over the future of Golden State's new franchise tandem.

General manager Larry Riley said Saturday that arthroscopic surgery on Curry's troublesome right ankle will be "exploratory" to see if a more serious operation is needed again. He called the scope on Bogut's fractured left ankle to clean up loose particles "routine" and ruled out any possibility the 7-foot center would play for Australia's Olympic team this summer.

Curry had surgery to repair a tendon in his ankle last summer. He repeatedly sprained the ankle this season while playing only 26 games, the last coming against Dallas on March 10.

"It's an important part of the process," Golden State coach Mark Jackson said before Saturday night's game in Houston. "The main thing is to have those guys at 100 percent, and if this is the part that needs to be done today, then put them in that position and so be it. I'm happy that we're getting closer to that point."

Jackson would not give a timetable for either player's expected recovery.

"(I'm) excited that this part is taking place," Jackson said, "and we're moving towards those guys being healthy."

Curry said recently he would do everything possible to avoid another surgery. After consulting with at least three different doctors, Riley said Curry, his family, agent and the team agreed it was best for the franchise point guard and former Davidson star to go back under the knife.

"The MRIs are conclusive to some degree, and not totally conclusive," Riley said. "The advice of the doctors is we will know best if we do the scope and take a look at it and see if anything needs to be done from there."

Bogut's operation seems far less serious.

Riley said there "appears to be some small, very small loose particles and even possibly some scar tissue, which can be cleaned out with a scope." Bogut, acquired in a trade that sent leading scorer Monta Ellis to Milwaukee on March 13, could be back to basketball activities as soon as six weeks.

"I characterize it as something that is as much a preventive thing than anything else," Riley said of Bogut's surgery.

Both operations will be done by Dr. Richard Ferkel in the Los Angeles suburb of Van Nuys, with Curry scheduled for Wednesday and Bogut on Friday. At least one member of the Warriors medical staff will be involved in the surgery process, the team said.

"I am very disappointed to announce my withdrawal from the 2012 Olympic Games," Bogut wrote on Twitter. "After seeing a specialist I have decided it would be best to get my ankle cleaned out via arthroscopic surgery. There is simply not enough time to rehab and be fully fit for the Games."

The Warriors, who had promised the playoffs before the season, are back to preaching patience.

Golden State has gone all-in on a Curry-led backcourt, parting ways with a fan favorite - and top scorer - when the team sent Ellis to the Bucks in a move that netted Bogut, who already had been ruled out for the season after fracturing his left ankle Jan. 25 against Houston.

The Warriors have lost a season-high seven straight and 19 of 23 heading into Saturday night's game at Houston. Jackson has never really had a chance to show what he could do this season, with injuries gutting Golden State from the start.

That has become a tired act for Warriors fans - still amazingly among the NBA's most loyal bases in the basketball-booming Bay Area despite only one playoff appearance since 1994 - who now have to suffer through the latest injury setbacks.

Curry averaged career lows of 14.7 points, 5.3 assists and 3.4 rebounds. Selected seventh overall in 2009 by Golden State, his career has been blended with incredible scoring efforts and confounding injuries on an ankle nobody can seem to fix.

Curry even went to Nike headquarters in Oregon at one point this season to get a custom-fitted shoe for his right foot. He also vowed to wear a brace next season - something he had previously resisted - and be more forthcoming to the team on any injuries to his ankle.

Complicating matters even more, Curry is eligible for a contract extension this summer.

He is finishing the third season of his four-year rookie deal, and Golden State can sign Curry to an extension by Oct. 31. Riley remained mum on those talks, however, it seems unlikely either side would do a deal before next season with the ongoing injury raising concerns for Golden State and driving down Curry's worth.

Bogut's career has followed a similar path.

The 2005 No. 1 overall pick missed the end of the 2009-10 season when he dislocated his right elbow, sprained his right wrist and broke his right hand in a hard fall to the floor. The injury bothered him for much of last season. He also missed significant time with an injured lower back in the 2008-09 season.

When Bogut has played, he has played well.

In 408 career games, he is averaging 12.7 points, 9.3 rebounds and 1.6 blocked shots. Golden State has long lacked an inside presence, and the team is counting on the 27-year-old Australian to anchor the team back to the playoffs.




http://www.nba.com/2012/news/04/21/warriors-surgery.ap/index.html?ls=iref:nbahpt2


Bye Bye, next season.

Lloyd Christmas
04-21-2012, 08:00 PM
Good. Get them right for next year.

ManRam
04-21-2012, 08:04 PM
http://www.nba.com/2012/news/04/21/warriors-surgery.ap/index.html?ls=iref:nbahpt2


Bye Bye, next season.

Well, at least it's happening now...they got a good 6 months until games start up again.

It doesn't sound like Bogut's is too major. Curry's...well, we'll need to wait and hear a time table. Hard not to be worried about him. Hopefully this is a good fix though...he could use one.

Iodine
04-21-2012, 08:11 PM
I hope both come back good, but honestly I don't really have high hopes that both do, which sucks because I really like both of them.

BudGrant
04-21-2012, 08:12 PM
Have fun with Bogut.

ManRam
04-21-2012, 08:19 PM
Have fun with Bogut.

The only way they lose out in this trade is if Bogut can't get on the court. That's to be determined. It's probable, but still...GS needed to move on from the Monta era and if Bogut suddenly can stay healthy (again, I know it's a huge "IF") then that's GREAT value for Monta.

Monta has been pretty solid this month. He's actually scoring at a relatively efficient clip!

Hopefully Bogut recovers before the season (again, it seems like this isn't major surgery for him), because GS fans deserve better than what they continually get, and I think Bogut could help provide that.

29$JerZ
04-21-2012, 08:22 PM
Looks like NY didn't miss out too much on Curry. Sucks he is so injury prone on that ankle. Has a very bright future if he can just stay on the court.

SA5195
04-21-2012, 08:45 PM
I feel really bad for Curry. He was turning into a really nice pro, with all-star potential IMO. Injuries suck so much.

b@llhog24
04-21-2012, 09:23 PM
The only way they lose out in this trade is if Bogut can't get on the court. That's to be determined. It's probable, but still...GS needed to move on from the Monta era and if Bogut suddenly can stay healthy (again, I know it's a huge "IF") then that's GREAT value for Monta.

Monta has been pretty solid this month. He's actually scoring at a relatively efficient clip!

Hopefully Bogut recovers before the season (again, it seems like this isn't major surgery for him), because GS fans deserve better than what they continually get, and I think Bogut could help provide that.

I think part of that is Jennings is taking away some of his usage.

Public Enemy #1
04-21-2012, 09:43 PM
I'm shocked....:laugh: Rest of Warriors nation was convinced Curry's ankle was magically going to heal in the offseason. Guys didn't get it... Playoffs next year? LOL Keep dreaming. Made the wrong trade, should have been Glass Ankle...

PleaseBeNice
04-21-2012, 11:07 PM
GOOD is my mentality as a Kings fan, sucks and i feel bad for them is my mentality as a basketball fan

THE MTL
04-21-2012, 11:37 PM
I didnt like the Bogut trade. I thought the Warriors could have gotten a more durable/reliable big man. Andrew Bogut has just been so injury prone like Yao Ming throughout his career. Hopefully it works out though, because they are a really exciting team when its all together. Would like to see David Lee finally on a good team.

sunsfan88
04-21-2012, 11:52 PM
I bet Golden State regrets not trading Curry for A'mare now.

And I bet Curry would have had no injury problems under our training staff.

Monta is beast
04-22-2012, 12:08 AM
I think it's funny how everyone is saying "bye next season". Bogut's surgery is very routine, and is going to allow him to stay healthy. Curry's injury is a little more complicated, but if you think it's going to take more than 6 months for Curry to heal your high.

Monta is beast
04-22-2012, 12:09 AM
I bet Golden State regrets not trading Curry for A'mare now.

And I bet Curry would have had no injury problems under our training staff.

Not really.

CityofChaos
04-22-2012, 01:26 AM
So after all this time sitting on the bench in street clothes watching their team tank they decide NOW to have surgery?

Im not too worried about Boguts situation since its a clean up, but Curry's situation is growing more frustrating.

Contract time is coming up for Steph and doctors have YET to identify what exactly is wrong with his ankle. Thats absurd considering these ankle problems have been lingering since last season.

What they **** have the GSW medical staff been doing these past few months? Does Curry NOT want to be with the Warriors long term and would rather be a free agent in 2013?

-Kobe24-TJ19-
04-22-2012, 03:23 AM
I bet Golden State regrets not trading Curry for A'mare now.

And I bet Curry would have had no injury problems under our training staff.

Why would GS wants to be in cap hell?

robbnen#31
04-22-2012, 04:29 AM
http://www.nba.com/2012/news/04/21/warriors-surgery.ap/index.html?ls=iref:nbahpt2


Bye Bye, next season.

It's like you just posted the article, but failed to comprehend it.

kenzo400
04-22-2012, 12:22 PM
I wonder if they are going to be in beds right next to each other holding hands during their surgeries lol

asandhu23
04-22-2012, 02:27 PM
I wonder if they are going to be in beds right next to each other holding hands during their surgeries lol

uh... what are they, lovebirds?

spreadeagle
04-22-2012, 02:59 PM
Bogut is ALWAYS hurt and Curry is the new Bogut, a guy who is always hurt, They should be thankful they got Klay Thompson cause other than that the teams in heaps of trouble

NetsPaint
04-22-2012, 08:31 PM
uh... what are they, lovebirds?
LOL Your sig is great.

ManningToTyree
04-22-2012, 08:49 PM
That is too bad. I think Curry will be an all star if he can stay on the court.

smith&wesson
04-22-2012, 09:03 PM
oh man... golden state = portland 2.0 in terms of luck.

asandhu23
04-22-2012, 11:05 PM
oh man... golden state = portland 2.0 in terms of luck.

Portland has nothing on Warriors.

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/7714701/how-annoy-fan-base-60-easy-steps

NoahH
04-23-2012, 12:26 AM
I bet Golden State regrets not trading Curry for A'mare now.

And I bet Curry would have had no injury problems under our training staff.

Amare's knees = Curry's ankle

Plus Amare is all downhill from here, Curry can heal and has a very high ceiling.

Monta is beast
04-23-2012, 03:04 AM
Everyone needs to chill. Bye the time next season starts they will have both haved almost nine months of rest & rehabilitation. Because of the lockout Curry could have no contact with the Warriors or their medical staff last off-season, which he will be able to do this up coming off-season. Not only that but he'll have the Vegas league and pre-season to prepare his ankle for the regular season, as to this year he only had two pre-season games. I'm not concerned with Bogut in the least bit because his injuries are non-repetetive & frankly are freak occurances. Bogut isn't going to be playing for Australia during the off-season, so that gives him more time to rest & rehabilitate. I'm a little concerned with Curry's ankle, but not to the point where I would say goodbye to next season already, I mean the off-season is six months long. That's plenty of time for him to heal completely.