Former Warriors power forward Ekpe Udoh showed his enthusiasm for the performance of Stephen Curry, who went off for 25 points on 10-of-15 shooting in 24 minutes of play against the Denver Nuggets. Despite the 104-98 loss and the five turnovers that came with it, what Curry did in Monday night is significant for one reason: he went through the game without any issues of his surgically-repaired right ankle. After sitting out the team’s first exhibition game on Oct. 7, the sharp-shooting point guard played his first game of the season the following day. Feeling soreness in the ankle, however, Curry pulled himself out of the game for good after playing just 11 minutes, causing some concerns about whether the troublesome injury is truly behind him.
How Curry’s ankle responds during the preseason could ultimately be the deciding factor in whether the Warriors will want to extend his contract – the parties have agreed to hold off on the contract situation until after the preseason games are over. After his performance against Ty Lawson, things may be looking up for the talented point guard, who still possesses tremendous potential and upside despite entering his fourth season in the league.
Speaking of performance against Lawson, Curry seems to lick his chops whenever the two go head-to-head. Check out Curry’s career against him so far.