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Warriors Offseason: Golden State prepares for start of 2012 season

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Kings, Warriors in bottom half of power rankings

NBA experts have released their preseason power rankings ahead of Tuesday's opening night, and so far not much is expected from Sacramento or Golden State.


Warriors rookie Harrison Barnes will start at SF

Warriors rookie Harrison Barnes will look to make an immediate impact.


Andrew Bogut cleared, no timetable for return

After months of offseason rehabilitation, Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut has been cleared to resume basketball-related activities.


Warriors trim roster to 15 with recent cuts

In preparation for their season opener, the Warriors trimmed their roster on Wednesday morning, waiving a pair of guards and a pair of forwards.


Curry fine for start of season

Stephen Curry will miss the remainder of the preseason, but should be ready for the start of the regular season after rolling his right ankle.


Steph Curry's ankle is 'fine'

After leaving Friday's game with an ankle injury, Golden State's Stephen Curry reportedly avoided a serious injury, Warriors coach Mark Jackson told Sports Illustrated.


Warriors win 101-97, but lose Stephen Curry

The Warriors beat the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday, but Stephen Curry left the game with an ankle injury.


Andrew Bogut's opening night appearance in doubt

Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut will have his ankle examined Monday, but his status for opening night remains in doubt.


Warriors beat Kings 98-88

Stephen Curry led the Golden State Warriors to a 98-88 preseason win over the Sacramento Kings to improve to 3-1.


Warriors preseason: Bogut cleared for contact

Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut continues to recover from ankle surgery and took a major step forward in his recovery as he was cleared for one-on-one contact drills on Monday, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

The former Utah Ute and Milwaukee Buck was acquired by the Warriors prior to the 2011-2012 trade deadline in March and has yet to play a game for the Warriors. Head coach Mark Jackson has remained hopeful that Bogut can play in at least one or two exhibition games in preparation for a full 82-game season.

"His presence alone makes a difference. He's doing all of the things he's supposed to do with rehab and treatment. He looks better and better every day. We're very happy with where he is right now, and we hope he'll be in a position to get some work prior to this thing starting."

Bogut has had a history of injuries, which he has labeled as freak ailments and not chronic. Still, he has to deal with the stigma that he is injury-prone and is anxious to prove himself to his new teammates as a reliable component.

The Warriors are in the midst of a self-induced nine-game road trip that is meant to prepare them for similar trips during the regular season.


Warriors top Haifa Maccabi 108-100

The Warriors remained undefeated in exhibition play with their win over Israeli professional team Maccabi Haifa.


Warriors, Kings heavily unfavored to win NBA title

The Warriors and Kings are long shots at winning an NBA championship this year.


Andrew Bogut optimistic for season opener

Warriors center Andrew Bogut remains optimistic that he will be ready for the season opener against the Phoenix Suns.


Warriors C Bogut eyes Oct. 31 return

Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut is hoping to return to action in time for the team's Oct. 31 season opener against the Phoenix Suns as he recovers from a foot injury he suffered during the 2011-2012 season.

Bogut fractured his left foot on Jan. 25, while playing for the Milwaukee Bucks, was subsequently traded to the Warriors and has yet to play a game for Golden State. He has not been cleared for 5-on-5 or full contact, but hopes to do so in the coming days.

"After the trade, you obviously want to be out there," Bogut told CSN Bay Area."That's the dangerous thing about these injuries. I can't let what other people are thinking and wanting affect the injury. I need to come back 100 percent. I want to be out there. I've thought of many scenarios, and I want to be 100 percent ready for that first game."

He is hoping to get the go-ahead to participate in full scrimmages within the next week. It will be an important step in the rehabilitation process for the former Utah Ute if he is going to have a chance to play come Oct. 31. If he cannot go, Festus Ezeli will start in his place.


Harrison Barnes to start for Warriors Thursday

Rookie small forward Harrison Barnes will get his first start for the Golden State Warriors against Maccabi Haifa on Thursday.


Stephen Curry's seven month vacation is over

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry will play Monday night against the Utah Jazz, marking the first time he has played in a game in seven months, CSN Bay Area reports.

Curry has been sidelined with a sprained right ankle that caused him to miss a majority of last season. Curry played in 26 games in the lockout-shortened season in 2011-12. He averaged 14.7 points per game and 5.3 assists per game.

Warriors coach Mark Jackson held Curry out of Sunday's preseason game against the Lakers. Jackson has limited Curry throughout practice to make sure he doesn't aggravate his rehabilitating ankle. He said he wanted Curry to return from his injury in front of the home crowd.

Curry last played on March 11. He was given medical clearance to partake in all basketball activities on Sept. 20.

The Warriors opened the preseason with a 110-83 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.


Klay Thompson, Harrison Barnes showing new skills

Golden State received solid performances from two of their youngest players on Sunday.


Stephen Curry wasn't in the lineup on Sunday night

Warriors point guard Stephen Curry wanted to play on Sunday, but head coach Mark Jackson stuck to his guns.


Stephen Curry's playing time is still a mystery

Warriors head coach Mark Jackson doesn't want to overwork his point guard in the preseason, but Stephen Curry is eager to get back on the court.


Warriors to hold open practice Oct. 13

The Golden State Warriors will open their doors to the public for practice on October 13.


Thompson looks to increase role in year No. 2

Second-year pro sees his "role changing" this season.


Jackson: more to starting SF than 'best player'

With Harrison Barnes, Richard Jefferson and Brandon Rush competing at small forward, the starter may end up being the player who fits into the lineup best, not the best overall player.


Mark Jackson won't be making playoff guarantees

Warriors head coach Mark Jackson made sure to avoid making any guarantees about his 2012 team.


Mark Jackson: There's nothing to preseason lineups

After putting together a group that looked a lot like a starting lineup preview, Warriors head coach Mark Jackson suggested there's little rhyme or reason to the groups he's putting on the floor in training camp.


The Warriors are easing Stephen Curry back

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.


Andris Biedrins ready to step in for Andrew Bogut

Warriors big man Andrew Bogut is yet to be cleared to play 5-on-5, though backup Andris Beidrins is hoping that he can step in and contribute.


Stephen Curry says he won't miss season-opener

Warriors guard Stephen Curry had ankle issues which kept him out of 40 games last season but says he won't miss the 2012-2013 season-opener.


Health of Curry, Bogut are Warriors top concern

Stephen Curry and Andrew Bogut are returning to the NBA after being out a majority of the prior season due to ankle injuries.


Questions abound about 2012 Warriors

CSN Bay Area's Matt Steinmetz breaks down five glaring questions the Golden State Warriors have heading into their 2012 campaign.


Warriors GM Bob Myers talks about the 2012 season

Bob Myers met with the media Thursday and discussed a wide range of topics.


Mark Jackson won't have to be creative

Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson doesn't think he'll have to be any more creative with this season's Warriors squad than he was with last year's team.


Andrew Bogut Injury: Warriors C Expected Back For Season Opener

Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut is expected to be available to play when the Warriors open the NBA regular season on Halloween night in Phoenix.

So said Warriors general manager Bob Myers to the Sporting News. Bogut, a 7-footer from Australia who has seven seasons of NBA experience, mainly with the Milwaukee Bucks, is coming back from a fractured left ankle suffered last January before he was traded to the Warriors.

Bogut had surgery on the anke in April.

Bogut, 27, played in only 12 games in 2011-2012. He averaged 11.3 points and 8.3 rebounds per game for the Bucks in those games.

Bogut has career averages of 12.7 points per game, 9.3 rebounds per game and 1.6 blocks per game. The Warriors have long sought and interior defensive presence and hope Bogut can be the answer, but he first has to overcome his history of injuries.

Talk about Bogut with Warriors fans by heading on over to Golden State of Mind. Hit up the SB Nation NBA hub for more comprehensive pro basketball coverage.


Andrew Bogut Injury Update: Missing Preseason Games A Real Possibility

Golden State Warriors fans may have to wait even longer before seeing the on-court debut of their prized center, with Andrew Bogut claiming he might not play in some of the team's preseason games, according to Matt Steinmetz of Comcast SportsNet.

Bogut, whom the Warriors acquired in a five-player deal back in March, has still yet to suit up for his new team after being traded while still recovering from a fractured left ankle he suffered on Jan. 25, 2012. The big 7-footer underwent surgery to clean out loose particles and bone spurs in the ankle on April 27, and says he is trying to play it "smart" with his rehabilitation.

Bogut did express confidence that he'll be fully healed in time for the Warriors' season opener against the Phoenix Suns, reaffirming to Steinmetz that "that's my goal."

"I definitely want to be ready for training camp, and I think it will be close. But I think I'll definitely be ready for the first game. So the immediate goal with all of this is to be ready for the first game, whether that means only playing in only half the preseason games or whatever or just being smart."

This caution could indeed be wise, as Bogut has now missed time because of injury in four consecutive seasons and played in just 12 of the 66 games in the lockout-shortened 2012 slate. When healthy, though, Bogut has flashed franchise-center potential, something that Golden State has lacked since the days of Nate Thurmond.

For more on the Warriors, make sure to check out Golden State of Mind and SB Nation's dedicated NBA hub.

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