OAKLAND -- Warriors point guard Stephen Curry worked out at the team's facility Thursday, giving coach Mark Jackson and general manager Bob Myers an up-close look at the progress of his surgically repaired right ankle.
Afterward, Curry assured he will be ready when training camp starts in October and said he has no doubt he will be ready for the season opener Oct. 31 in Phoenix.
"No. None at all," Curry said. "The whole point of having surgery when I did and being patient with my rehab is so that on Oct. 31 I'm not having any restrictions or hesitancy."
Curry said he isn't having any pain or tightness during workouts.
Curry had arthroscopic surgery in April after three sprains of the same ankle forced him to miss 40 games last season. He said his rehab is progressing according to plan. The only thing he hasn't done is play five on five, but that is more of a precaution, he said.
"I'm just making sure that when I'm reacting, making cuts, especially on the defensive end, that my ankle is responding the right way," Curry said. "I know it will, but right now we're just taking each step: one on one, two on two, three on three to controlled five on five, and then going full-bore. That's the plan right now."
Thursday was Day 2 of a four-day stint in Oakland. Curry said that after morning rehab work, he takes the court for about an hour-and-a-half to take shots, do some cutting, run plays, work on defensive technique and play
Curry said he will test his ankle in a full-court setting a couple weeks before camp when the rest of the team arrives. That way he can enter camp with that step marked off the checklist.
"It's very optimistic right now," Curry said. "We still have five weeks for training camp, so it can only get better."