Warriors' Curry, Bogut to have ankle surgery

By Antonio Gonzalez

Associated Press

Published: Saturday, April 21 2012 1:20 p.m. MDT

Complicating matters even more, Curry is eligible for a contract extension this summer.

He is finishing the third season of his four-year rookie deal, and Golden State can sign Curry to an extension by Oct. 31. Riley remained mum on those talks, however, it seems unlikely either side would do a deal before next season with the ongoing injury raising concerns for Golden State and driving down Curry's worth.

Bogut's career has followed a similar path.

The 2005 No. 1 overall pick missed the end of the 2009-10 season when he dislocated his right elbow, sprained his right wrist and broke his right hand in a hard fall to the floor. The injury bothered him for much of last season. He also missed significant time with an injured lower back in the 2008-09 season.

When Bogut has played, he has played well.

In 408 career games, he is averaging 12.7 points, 9.3 rebounds and 1.6 blocked shots. Golden State has long lacked an inside presence, and the team is counting on the 27-year-old Australian to anchor the team back to the playoffs.

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