Bogut rumors: Bucks reportedly “give pause” to Bogut-Curry deal

Curry after injuring his ankle against the Mavericks on March 10. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Peter Vescey at the New York Post reported that the Milwaukee Bucks and Golden State Warriors almost had a deal sending Robin Lopez (who would have been acquired from Phoenix) and Stephen Curry to the Bucks for Andrew Bogut before the Bucks pulled out because of Curry’s ongoing ankle issues:

Curry’s surgically repaired (last summer) ankle sometimes forces him to pull up in pain when he makes a sharp cut. It doesn’t seem to be a grave problem, but it’s serious enough to make him take a seat and serious enough for the Bucks to take pause.

Curry, who turns 24 tomorrow, has missed parts of the 2010-11 and now the 2012 season with injuries to his right ankle.

By December of 2010, the Warriors guard had reportedly sprained his ankle four times that season alone. Earlier this season, Curry sprained his right ankle three times in a 16-day span. Curry underwent ankle surgery in May of 2011 to repair the instability that existed in his ankle and in January of this year, Warriors GM Larry Riley reported there was no further structural damage to Curry’s ankle.

In Golden State’s most recent game, a win over the Mavericks, Curry sprained his ankle once again in the third quarter. The guard was visibly frustrated after walking back to the bench.

Curry has played in 26 games this season, averaging 14.7 points and 5.3 assists per game, while shooting 45.5% from behind the arc and 49% from the field.

Moral of the story? It still seems like Andrew Bogut will be traded.

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9 Comments

  1. One injury prone player for another. Now that I have mentally prepared myself for life without Bogut, this deal sounds good to me, assuming Curry gets reasonably healthy to appear in 80 percent of regular season games each year. But we’d still need to jettison Jackson, and now Udrih, if that deal were to happen. Or not even suit Curry up until his ankle can get much healthier, then DNP-CD Udrih once it does.

    •  @Marq I like Curry. Would be fun to have a guy who can really shoot it. Defense with Jennings and Curry and no Bogut would be rough, but rather have Lopez than Gooden playing center. I don’t know, everything always seems to end up meh, so I’m sure it would find a way to be there eventually.

  2. Just looking at the stats on basketball reference Curry appears to be a much better shooter than Jennings and equally as good as a distributer. Which seems like it would be great but his ankle seems to be a giant red flag.Also I kinda like Robin Lopez. 

  3. I don’t know what you mean by ‘give pause’. Do you mean that stopped to think about the deal but rejected it? Or do you mean that they put the deal on hold so that they can think about it?
     
    Either way, I think this is the deal to do. But it can’t be is Bogut for Curry and Lopez all that the deal is? No draft picks or other players?

  4. I don’t know what you mean by ‘give pause’, do you mean that they stopped to think about the deal but rejected it? Or do you mean that they put the deal on hold for now and are thinking about it? 
     
    Either way, I think this is the deal to do. Does it just consist of Bogut, Curry, and Lopez? Or are there draft picks and other players involved? I do find it kind of funny that they are unwilling to make this deal because Curry has been injured recently even though Bogut can’t stay on the court for 10 games in a row.

  5. God, please, NO.
    Curry BLOWS. He and Jennings together?
    I hope the team plane crashes.