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Steinmetz: W's Roster in Spotlight with Curry Injury

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Steinmetz: W's Roster in Spotlight with Curry Injury

Oct. 22, 2010STEINMETZ ARCHIVEWARRIORS PAGE WARRIORS VIDEOMatt SteinmetzCSNBayArea.com

Friday night's game between the Warriors and Lakers just took on some added significance.With Stephen Curry out with a sprained right ankle, we'll get an up-close look at the Warriors' backcourt situation in general -- and the point guard position specifically. Curry was injured during Thursday's night's 120-99 preseason loss to the Lakers in San Diego.This is the final exhibition game for the Warriors, who open the regular season next Wednesday against the Rockets at Oracle Arena.Though Curry's injury is not considered to be serious, the Warriors already have depth issues in the backcourt and it will be interesting to see how coach Keith Smart will address it. We should get a pretty good clue Friday night.
Smart's most likely option without Curry would be to start Monta Ellis at point guard and then either Charlie Bell or Reggie Williams at shooting guard.

Regardless, we should get a better idea of exactly where Jeremy Lin fits in the whole scheme of things. Minus Curry, Lin would seem to have an opportunity to get some extended playing time.

At the same time, if Smart doesn't use Lin or plays him very little, it probably is an indication Lin isn't a part of the rotation.What's your take? Email Matt and let him know. He may use it in his Mailbag.

Klay 'active citizen in the community' Thompson discusses local TV hit

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Klay 'active citizen in the community' Thompson discusses local TV hit

The Warriors had an off day in New York on Monday.

So Klay Thompson hit the streets.

Why did he agree to take part in a local TV hit about scaffolding?

"I was walking and she asked me if I wanted to do an interview, and I said sure," Klay explained to reporters on Tuesday. "Interesting topic -- unfortunately, people got hurt. And it was cool to give my opinion and be an active citizen in the community."

Did she know who Klay was?

"No. It was great. It was nice," Klay answered. "The cameraman recognized me but she didn't ask my profession. Just what I thought about the situation, so I answered it truthfully. 

Don't ever change, Klay. Don't ever change.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Chris Mullin: When Curry played at MSG, 'I couldn't take my eyes off him'

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Chris Mullin: When Curry played at MSG, 'I couldn't take my eyes off him'

On Dec. 13, 2008, Davidson beat West Virginia, 68-65.

Steph Curry's stat line: 27 points (9-for-27 FG, 4-for-16 3s), 10 assists, 8 turnovers, 4 steals, 2 blocks.

Chris Mullin was in attendance at Madison Square Garden.

"I watched him coming out of college. I really thought he was gonna be an All-Star player," Mullin told reporters in New York on Monday. "I watched him at the Garden, and he didn't really have a good game but I couldn't take my eyes off him.

"Everything he did. He had a tough shooting night, but he had no problem getting his shot and things like that."

Mullin was named the Warriors' Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations in April 2004.

In May 2009, Golden State elected not to renew Mullin's contract.

On June 25, 2009, the Warriors selected Curry with the seventh overall pick.

"I remember when they drafted him -- I was already gone -- but talking to Nellie (Don Nelson), he's like, 'He's gonna be like Steve Nash,'" Mullin explained. "Which, at that time was pretty gaudy and he's gone past that."

On Tuesday, the Warriors practiced at St. John's -- where Mullin is the head coach.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller