After scoring 35 points on 13-of-18 shooting, elite Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry again suffered a right ankle injury and had to leave in the fourth quarter of a 101-92 victory over the Washington Wizards on Saturday night at the Oracle Arena in Oakland.
X-rays on the 25-year-old Curry, who the Warriors (40-31) took out of Davidson College with the seventh pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, were negative and the bomber is questionable for Monday’s contest against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Curry, a consensus 2009 First Team All-American who inked a four-year contract extension worth $44 million with Golden State last summer, is averaging 22.4 points, 4.0 boards and 6.6 dishes over 67 games.
When healthy, the 6-foot-3, 185 pound Curry is a dominant ballplayer a franchise can build around to win a crown.
Unfortunately, Curry’s twice surgically repaired hoof will always act as kryptonite and Warriors fans must recognize that the former Wildcat may be physically unable to reach his potential.
An artist on the hardwood whose ample skills should become even more appreciated when showcased in “The Paris of the West,” Curry is this generation’s Grant Hill.
By the time the Warriors cross the Bay and return to San Francisco in 2017, Stephen Curry will be a middling gimp with busted joints.