Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire
The Golden State Warriors and head coach Mark Jackson are easing point guard Stephen Curry back into practice, as he participated in only half of the morning workouts.
Stephen Curry participated in about half the team's morning session of Day 1 of Golden State Warriors' training camp. Curry went about halfway with the sessions, running through one-on-one work, defensive principles training and some "breakdown drills."
Mark Jackson shut him down after that, as the Warriors are apparently trying to slow-play his return to action. CSN Bay Area's Matt Steinmetz filed this report, with Jackson explaining his logic for keeping the team's starting point guard moving at a slow pace:
"It’s important for us to realize it doesn’t matter today. He’s taking care of his body, he’s in great shape. It’s important to make sure he doesn’t do anything today that we have to pay for as a team tomorrow.
"That being said, when I said: ‘That’s it,’ he looked at me and said: ‘That’s it?’ I thought I was back home with my kids. But he listened and shut it down and went and got some treatment. He’s fine. The great thing is I’m not doing it because of anything he’s shown me on the court, it’s just cautionary reasons."
Curry has undergone two surgeries on his ankles. One came in the summer of 2011 after the conclusion of the season, and the other came last April after ankle problems forced him to miss about 40 NBA games. Curry averaged 14.7 points, 5.3 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game last year, all career lows. Curry is still working his way back from that second surgery.
Curry believes he will be ready to play the season-opener.