Getting healthy is one of the most difficult things to do during the season. Even when a player is hurt, the pressure and criticism often do not allow the player to get the adequate rest they need. It’s true that most players are banged up by the time the playoffs roll around, but the Warriors’ best players were barely standing when the final buzzer rang.
Stephen Curry, who sprained his “good” ankle a couple of times during the playoffs, needs to return in the 2013-14 season with two strong and reliable ankles.
Curry played in a surprising 78 games this regular season. Undoubtedly, he willed his way through many of those games, either through sure willpower or painkilling injections. Just think about the damage this man could get done without having to play through constant pain.
Andrew Bogut admitted in the season’s final media interviews that he was playing in pain throughout the season. Bogut, who came off major elbow and ankle surgery before the season, was not in shape or healthy. Still, as soon as the playoffs began, he impacted each game with fierce rebounding and defense.It has been a while since he has had a preseason to work on conditioning and basketball. Expect Bogut to come back in the 2013-2014 season in true All-NBA center form.