One positive spin this morning on the NBA lockout is that Steph Curry’s ankle is healing. And with the likeliness that the season will not start on time, at least a push back of training camp, Curry has a little more time to heal that ankle of his. Remember last season? I was adamant that the Warriors needed some backups…in every position. But with a team that is riddled with injuries and lack of depth, Curry had to play with a bum ankle. Have you ever played with a bum ankle? It’s downright painful. Not because of the physical pain, but more of the mental. You’re ankle is still intact, you can move it, but you can’t move like the way you want. You can’t flash across the key, come off screens tight, turn on a dime or use a step back to shake free a defender. All the meantime, you can still walk, run and move lightly. It’s frustrating.
Curry, however, did not use that as an excuse as he still managed about 18 points per game and 5 assists per game. Now that he’s had surgery in May, he seems to be on the mend. Time will tell when he can test out his ankle…..if and when this lockout ends.