MRI confirms sprained ankle for Curry


MRI confirms sprained ankle for Curry

The Warriors said on Tuesday that Stephen Currys MRIconfirmed the teams original diagnosis of a sprained right ankle. Hes listedas day-to-day for Wednesdays game against the New York Knicks.Curry sprained his ankle for the second time this season in Mondays game against the Chicago Bulls. He left the game early in the fourth quarter and did notreturn.LanceYoung, Currys agent, told USA Today that Curry would sit out Wednesdays gameand that he would not play again until Saturday against the 76ers. AfterTuesdays practice, the Warriors announced Curry had missed practice, wasgetting an MRI and that he remained day-to-day with a sprained rightankle.STEINMETZ: What to do with Stephen Curry's ankle
Currytweaked the ankle in the fourth quarter of Mondays game against the ChicagoBulls. It was the second time hes injured the ankle this season aftertweaking it several times in 2010-11.Curry hadsurgery to strengthen the ankle in May, but it has remained an issue early thisseason.

Report: Gordon Hayward 'unlikely to return' this season


Report: Gordon Hayward 'unlikely to return' this season

Despite the severity of Gordon Hayward's injury, there was a small bit of hope that he might be able to return this season.

It appears that won't happen.

Hayward underwent surgery Wednesday night and is "unlikely to return this season," his agent Mark Bartelstein told ESPN.

"We expect him to make a full recovery and return to his All-Star form," Bartelstein told ESPN.

The Celtics' prized offseason acquisition suffered the terrifying ankle injury just five minutes into his Boston debut on Tuesday night. He was diagnosed with a dislocated left ankle and broken tibia.

After playing in Cleveland on Tuesday, the Celtics returned to Boston for their home opener on Wednesday against the Bucks. Prior to the game, a 30-second video message from Hayward to the fans was played in the arena.

“What’s up, everybody? Just wanted to say thank you to everyone who’s had me in their thoughts and prayers,” Hayward said. “I’m going to be all right. It’s hurting me that I can’t be there for the home opener. I want nothing more than to be with my teammates and walk out on that floor tonight. But I’ll be supporting you guys from here, and wishing you the best of luck. Kill it tonight.”

Steve Kerr: #FakeKlay 'perfect metaphor for our conditioning'

Steve Kerr: #FakeKlay 'perfect metaphor for our conditioning'

First, there was #ChinaKlay.

Now, there is #FakeKlay.

In case you missed it, a Klay Thompson lookalike was seated behind the Warriors bench during their season-opening loss to the Rockets on Tuesday. He had the full jersey, the facial hair and the cadence.

A day later, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was asked about #FakeKlay and he used it as an opportunity to state that he felt his players were out of shape.

"I thought it was a perfect metaphor for our conditioning as a team," Kerr told the media in Oakland. "I turned around and was like 'Klay, did you have a few extra burgers last night? What happened?' That was great. I love that guy."

So Kerr is definitely a fan of #FakeKlay. No word yet if the real Klay has met #FakeKlay. We'll let you know if they do cross paths.