The Warriors didn't offer much of an update on the sprained right ankle of Stephen Curry before they boarded a plane for San Antonio on Thursday, but they gave the impression that they could be playing for a while without their point guard.
"We brought (Jarrett) Jack in here for a reason," Warriors head coach Mark Jackson told reporters. "I'm very confident and comfortable with the ball in his hands and his ability to run this team.
"Obviously, Steph Curry is a different animal. We need him and certainly miss him, but Jack is more than capable."
Curry didn't practice Thursday, a day after reinjuring his twice surgically repaired right ankle during the team's shootaround and missing the 92-75 loss to Miami. Jackson said Curry will continue to get treatment as he travels with the team to San Antonio and New Orleans, but he might not be able to play Friday or Saturday.
For 2 1/2 months, Curry had avoided any trouble with the ankle, which was the bane of his existence for the past two seasons and required surgery after each. After hyper-extending his right knee in Sunday's loss at Denver, however, Curry wanted to test his leg during Wednesday's shootaround.
During a shell drill, which usually includes very little player exertion, Curry darted after a loose rebound and stepped on the foot of center Festus Ezeli. Curry immediately slumped over in pain and grabbed at his ankle.
"As crazy as it sounds, that's my luck," Curry said after Wednesday's game. He didn't talk to media Thursday. "But, hey, it could have happened in a game. It was a freak kind of play."
Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/warriors/article/Warriors-turn-to-Jack-in-Curry-s-absence-4204188.php#ixzz2ILQgSn4x
Warriors turn to Jack in Curry's absence
San Francisco Chronicle | Jan 18