Rookie forward Ekpe Udoh will make his NBA debut tonight against Miami, a month earlier than expected after surgery on his left wrist.

"I'm ready to go," Udoh said Thursday. "Yes, sir. I've been working hard. If I get the opportunity, if my name is called, I'm going to give it my all."

That's two bits of good news for the Warriors in one day. The other piece: point guard Stephen Curry's MRI revealed no ligament tear in his right ankle. The exam concluded Curry, who rolled his ankle in Wednesday's loss at San Antonio, suffered a reoccurrence of the same sprain and not a new or more severe injury. Curry is listed as doubtful.

Udoh, the No. 6 overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft, had surgery July 14 to repair a torn ligament in his wrist. According to the Warriors, Udoh suffered the injury a day earlier in a pre-summer league workout at the team's practice facility.

He was expected to be out six months, which put his return in mid-January. But Udoh said he's a quick healer, and he and strength and conditioning coach Mark Grabow have been "getting it in" to shave a month off the expected rehabilitation schedule.

"I just want to get out there," said Udoh, a 6-foot-10 defensive type from Baylor. "I haven't played since the Duke game (in the NCAA tournament)."

  • The Warriors signed Acie Law, filling their void at backup point guard. Golden State traded Law to Charlotte on Nov. 16, 2009, as part of the Stephen Jackson deal. "I told my agent," Law said, "when he mentioned this team, 'Man, that's one of the best places I've been, that I really enjoyed.' " Law, who was waived by Memphis on Dec. 4, signed for the veteran minimum -- which for him is $916,100 prorated. He played five games with the Warriors in 2009, averaging 6.2 points in 13.2 minutes. The Warriors waived rookie forward Jeff Adrien.