Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (sprained right ankle) missed his second consecutive game Wednesday. From the sound of it, he's going to miss many more.
"I don't know when he'll play again," general manager Larry Riley said before tipoff against Boston on Wednesday night. "When he gets to 100 percent healthy, we'll look at putting him back on the floor."
Riley said that after the trade deadline Thursday, the team would come up with a plan for Curry over the remaining 26 games. So far, the consensus seems to be to let him get healthy.
Curry's agent, Lance Young, said his client will play when he's 100 percent healthy. Curry said getting healed is his top priority.
"That's my main goal, to get healthy," Curry said after Tuesday's game at Sacramento. "What that means, I'm not sure yet. I'll continue to do my rehab and my treatment and listen to the staff. I'm sure we'll have a better idea what we're going to do going forward later."
Meanwhile, Nate Robinson has started in Curry's spot, with Charles Jenkins seeing an increase in minutes as the backup.
Curry still has not ruled out playing this season. And if Andrew Bogut winds up playing this season -- Warriors management is whispering about Bogut making his debut at some point, likely mid-to-late April -- it stands to reason Curry will want to take the court.
Or, if the Warriors somehow keep winning and contend for a playoff spot, Curry would be tough to keep off
"It'd be impossible," forward David Lee said. "Everybody in this locker room knows he would be out there if he could. Nobody questions that."
Warriors coach Mark Jackson has compared Thompson to Allen, the NBA's all-time leader in 3-point field goals made. Thompson has long been a fan of Allen and patterns his game after the 16-year veteran.
"I just asked him about how he has gotten to where he is and what his goals were," Thompson said. "He's a player I always looked up to. ... He's one of the best shooting guards of all time."
The Warriors are banking on Thompson becoming pretty good. They were, in part, willing to trade Monta Ellis because they like Thompson as the shooting guard of the future. Thompson said he doesn't feel the pressure because he's not expecting to fill Ellis' shoes -- especially right away.
"My shots will come, I've just got to take quality shots. Me and Monta are two totally different players," Thompson said. "He's one of the best scorers in the league, and I'm not. You can't just step into the NBA and expect to put up numbers like that. So it's going to take some time, and I've just got to play my game."