Seth Curry is just not solely enjoying by means of pain nightly, however is aware of he’s most likely going to need to maintain doing so for the rest of the season.
The Nets guard’s left ankle has been an issue since earlier than his Feb. 10 commerce from Philadelphia. And he’s been suiting up regardless of vital discomfort.
“Sometimes, yeah. Most of the time, yeah honestly. I’d say we’re doing a good job of trying to manage it on off days, and getting the proper amount of treatment,” Curry mentioned. “It’s tough just in the sense that I can’t do as much as I want to every day as far as practice-wise and working on my game, getting extra work in.”
Curry didn’t suppose the ankle would wish offseason surgical procedure.
“No, it’s not that. Just more of an extended amount of rest period. Probably a month or so just rest,” Curry mentioned. “But obviously not going to get that now.”
Steve Nash echoed these sentiments earlier than Tuesday’s 130-123 win over the Pistons.
“I’m under the assumption that it’s more rest than anything,” Nash mentioned of Curry, who completed with 11 factors and 4 assists. “But yeah, he’s going to need to handle this factor most likely the rest of the way in which.
“He’s still playing relatively like himself. He’s had some really great nights for us and carried this thing pretty well. He’s a pretty tough character and wants to play, so I think he’ll be OK. If there’s pockets where we can preserve him and limit his minutes, we’ll try.”
Curry entered Tuesday’s recreation averaging 15.3 factors on .485 taking pictures from deep since becoming a member of the Nets.
Ben Simmons (again) hasn’t been in a position to do any extra over the previous few days than he had been beforehand, in keeping with Nash. He hasn’t had a second MRI examination, however nonetheless hasn’t been cleared to even go one-on-zero, a lot much less apply.
“It’s the same thing every day. … Y’all put out the same stuff every day, so I’m not gonna just regurgitate the same thing,” Curry mentioned when requested about Simmons’ progress.
“He’s able to obviously pass the ball and move around. You guys seen him during the game, he’s doing it. That’s as much as he’s done,” added Andre Drummond, who mentioned Simmons has primarily been restricted to walk-throughs.
“He’s moving around a little bit more. He looks good, he looks happy. In terms of what he’s doing, none of us know: He’s the mystery guy. He comes in in sweats every day, and then God knows what he does after that. So hopefully he’s doing his recovery and he’s getting better each and every day. When we get him back, we get him back.”
Villanova coach Jay Wright revealed on SiriusXM Tuesday that Kevin Durant reached out to speak to and encourage Justin Moore, who suffered a ruptured Achilles as Durant had within the 2019 NBA Finals.
“Justin’s from my area,” Durant mentioned. “Me and coach Wright spent a lot of time this summer and we built a tight bond. If he ever needed something, I told him I was there, and vice versa, and he thought it’d be cool for us to have a conversation. So just letting him know I’m here for him.”
Durant’s 41 factors marked the third time he’s topped 40 this season, and the twenty second time he’s cracked 30. Vince Carter is the one Net with extra in a season.
Brooklyn was additionally with out David Duke Jr. (G-League), Joe Harris (ankle) and Day’Ron Sharpe (G-League).
Hamidou Diallo (finger), Luka Garza (G-League), Jerami Grant (calf) and Saben Lee (G-League) had been out for Detroit.
The Nets began Curry, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, Bruce Brown and Drummond.
Durant’s media platform Boardroom will launch it’s first collegiate partnership with St. John’s on Wednesday to reinforce the NIL (Name, Image, and Likeness) assets out there to Red Storm athletes.