Andrew Bogut (ankle) admitted that he could "hardly move" during the Warriors' Game 6 loss to the Spurs.
He will spend his summer in Australia, resting his ankle while working out to keep his weight down. "I anticipate that three or four months rest should do a world of wonders," he said. Bogut showed flashes of dominance in the postseason but as usual the success of his 2013-14 season is contingent upon his notoriously fragile health.
Stephan Curry said he's been trying to convince Jarrett Jack to re-sign with Golden State for a while.
"This is the place for him," Curry said. "He's bounced around a lot. For him to have hopefully found a home here for the foreseeable future would be huge. I know he wants to be part of a winning team, and I think we have that here now." Jack, who is scheduled to be a free agent again this summer, apparently agrees. The veteran point guard reiterated after Golden State's Game 6 loss that he clearly wants to be back in Golden State. The question is whether the Warriors can afford to give Jack the raise he'll definitely be looking to get.
Stephen Curry said he will work on getting stronger in the offseason.
"I'll work on getting stronger, continue to work on my body," Curry said about his offseason plans. "The more minutes you play and the more grind and physical play you endure through the course of a season, you have to re-charge and get your body right for the next season." He had to deal with ankle surgery in the offseason last year, so this year he can try to get better as a player rather than rehab. Curry will be off the board in the first round next year.
Harrison Barnes said Friday that he felt fine after a scary fall in the second quarter Thursday night in which he landed on his head.
Barnes tried to come out and play the second half but eventually left complaining of headaches. It's unclear if Barnes suffered a concussion, but he'll have the entire offseason to let the symptoms subside after the Warriros were eliminated by the Spurs.
Andrew Bogut said he expects to be 100 percent by the start of next season.
Bogut clarified the statement by saying that could change if "I go out and get hit by a car or something," which sounds funny but isn't all that far from the realm of possibilities given his injury history. Bogut's surgically repaired left ankle limited him to just 32 games in the regular season and affected him enough in the postseason that he required a painkilling injection during the first round. If Bogut can stay healthy for an entire season, he could have a strong fantasy impact but that's a very big "if" at this point in his career.
Jarrett Jack reiterated his desire to return to the Warriors after the Game 6 loss to the Spurs.
"Usually before I would do any media, I would make sure I was dressed a certain way. I brought one of my best suits. But looking down at this jersey, it's just a sense of pride I don't think I've ever felt as a professional. ' Nothing in my closet is better than what I have on now," Jack said. It's an emotional statement, but a telling one considering how much Jack went on the record about loving the Warriors this year. Jack's future is uncertain as an unrestricted free agent looking for a raise.
David Lee played 12 minutes during Thursday's loss to the Spurs, scoring nine points with five boards, two assists and one steal.
He wasn't anywhere close to 100 percent and deserves a ton of credit for playing through a complete tear in his right hip flexor. Lee led the NBA in double-doubles and figures to be back to full strength for next season. His offensive game makes him one of the best power forwards in fantasy hoops.