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Warriors' Steph Curry says injured groin 'getting stronger by the day'

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Warriors' Steph Curry says injured groin 'getting stronger by the day'

Steph Curry met with the media Saturday for the first time since he suffered a groin injury in a Nov. 8 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, and he provided an update on his ongoing rehabilition process.

The Warriors' star guard insisted that he's making good progress and continues to get stronger by the day. He and Golden State's training staff currently are focused on increasing his range of motion and limiting pain.

An injury designation is nothing new to Curry, as he has been plagued by ankle injuries throughout his accomplished career. This being a groin ailment, however, means Curry is learning as he goes.

"I'm learning about this one," Curry told the media in Dallas. "I can tell you everything you want to know about ankles, but this is obviously a new one for me, so we're trying to make sure I stay cautious, but we know that we're moving in the right direction. So I don't know how long it'll be, but that's all I can pretty much ask for right now."

On Wednesday, the Warriors issued an update on Curry in which it was announced he would be re-evaluated again in 10 days. It isn't certain that Curry will be ready for game action at the conclusion of that 10-day period, but he is optimistic he will be, or at least shortly thereafter.

"I think at that point I should be able to kinda say when I'll be able to play," said Curry. "Hopefully it's that next day or next game or two."

The Warriors have gone 2-2 while Curry has been sidelined entering Saturday's game against the Mavericks.

Steph Curry's latest Curry 6 colorway that's inspired by Oracle Arena

Steph Curry's latest Curry 6 colorway that's inspired by Oracle Arena

Steph Curry and the Warriors didn't send Oracle Arena out the way they had hoped, as they lost all three NBA Finals games in the building to the Toronto Raptors.

But Oracle still holds a huge place in Curry's heart.

That's why the latest colorway of his Curry 6 shoe is a tribute to the arena he called home for the first 10 years of his NBA career.

If you haven't blocked Game 6 of the NBA Finals from your memory, you may have noticed Curry wearing those shoes in the final game ever at Oracle.

The "Roaracle" colorway consists of green, red and orange, the colors of a decibel meter. The insole in the left shoe features the word "Roar," while the right insole has "This is our house" written on it.

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These Curry 6s will be released on Friday, June 21 for a retail price of $130.

If you want something that will remind you of the good times at Oracle, you should definitely pick up a pair of these Curry 6s.

Warriors assistant Chris DeMarco to coach Bahamas men's national team

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Warriors assistant Chris DeMarco to coach Bahamas men's national team

Talk about a sweet gig.

Warriors assistant coach Chris DeMarco has been a consistent presence on Golden State's sideline over the last several years, over the course of which he's gotten plenty of championship experience.

Starting this summer, DeMarco will be taking that experience to the tropics. The Undefeated's Marc Spears reported Monday that DeMarcos has agreed in principle to become the head coach of the Bahamas Basketball Federations' senior men's national team.

DeMarco began with the Warriors as a video scout, and has ascended up the coaching ranks to his current position. He has previously served as an assistant coach for the Bahamas, and will now take over the reins when he doesn't have Golden State commitments.

While the Bahamas failed to qualify for the upcoming 2019 World Cup in China, there is no shortage of NBA talent originating from the islands, including Sacramento's Buddy Hield and Phoenix' DeAndre Ayton.

"There is a lot of potential for growth. It's crazy the talent they have with only 400,000 (people)," DeMarco told The Undefeated. "It's a tremendous opportunity."

Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson has Bahamian family ties through his father, Mychal, but neither he nor Rockets guard Eric Gordon are eligible to participate with the Bahamian national team due to their prior experience with USA Basketball. Still, the elder Thompson believes the DeMarco hire is a good one.

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"It's great for the Bahamas getting a coach with championship experience at the highest level of basketball," Thompson told The Undefeated. "He will bring a winning mentality and a great organizer."

DeMarco will be needed back in the Bay Area when the Warriors open up Chase Center at the start of next season. But until then, he can gain further coaching experience, and get a tan while he's at it.