Steve Kerr updates Kevin Durant's calf injury ahead of Clippers game


Steve Kerr updates Kevin Durant's calf injury ahead of Clippers game

Kevin Durant has been sitting on 19,975 for nearly a week.

The four-time scoring champ is 25 points away from 20,000 for his career, but he's missed the last three games with a right calf strain.

So will he get a chance to reach the historic mark on Wednesday when the Warriors close out their two-game homesteand against the Clippers?

After practice on Tuesday, head coach Steve Kerr hinted at Durant taking the court Wednesday night.

"Kevin went through everything today. We had a very light practice. it was mostly mental stuff. He's getting a workout in right now. He's doing better and he's probable," Kerr said.

Durant last played on Jan. 3 against Dallas. He scored 25 points in 38 minutes. Since then, he sat out against the Rockets, Clippers and Nuggets.

"He wasn't healthy enough to play yesterday. The whole point is you go through the progression of rehab and on-the-court stuff. He didn't feel right yesterday morning and there was no way we were going to risk it. But he's feeling better today. I think he plays tomorrow, but we'll see how he feels in shootaround."

After the Clippers game, the Warriors (33-8) head out on a tough five-game road trip that takes them to Milwaukee, Toronto, Cleveland, Chicago and Houston.

Steve Kerr updates Jordan Bell's status

Steve Kerr updates Jordan Bell's status

Jordan Bell likely envisioned a longer debut at the United Center. 

The Chicago Bulls traded the pick used to select Bell to the Golden State Warriors for cash considerations, and Bell's taken plenty of chances to remind the Bulls to remind them of that fact. 

Instead of getting another chance to rub it in, Bell injured his left ankle 24 seconds in to Golden State's 119-112 win over Chicago on Wednesday. On Thursday, Bell and the Warriors learned the results of his MRI, and it's not as bad as the team first feared, according to head coach Steve Kerr.

"Well, it seemed a lot worse at the time when it happened. Everyone kind of thought he had a broken a bone just based on his reaction [and] what he was telling us," Steve Kerr told Damon Bruce on 95.7 The Game.  "But the MRI was pretty good this morning. Nothing glaring. 

"The X-ray was fine yesterday. So it doesn't appear to be more than a bone bruise but bone bruises can be tricky to heal, so we'll see what happens. But so far, the news has all been good."

Bell has emerged as a bench contributor in his first NBA season. In 38 games, he's averaging 5.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.1 blocks in 14.4 minutes.

Two Warriors named All-Star Game starters


Two Warriors named All-Star Game starters

After sending four players to the NBA All-Star Game last season in New Orleans, the Warriors are halfway to repeating the feat this season.

Point guard Stephen Curry and small forward Kevin Durant were voted in as Western Conference starters for the game scheduled for Feb. 18 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, the NBA announced on Thursday.

Though Curry has missed 15 games -- nearly one-third of the season -- it has not hurt his popularity; His No. 30 is the NBA’s best-selling jersey for the third straight season. He is averaging team-leading 27.7 points, 6.5 assists and 5.3 rebounds, and 1.65 steals per game.

Curry is the first member of the Warriors to be named a starter for five consecutive All-Star games. As the player with the most fan votes, Curry becomes a captain and is in position to select the members of his team.

Durant, who has missed eight games this season, was named as a starter for the sixth time, the first four coming when he was a member of the Thunder.

Durant is averaging 26.2 points (fifth in the league) 6.9 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 2.05 blocks (fourth in the league) per game.