NBA notebook: Iguodala, Nuggets want long-term relationship

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Published: Thursday, Aug. 16 2012 11:39 p.m. MDT

CURRY WILL BE READY FOR WARRIORS:Stephen Curry said Thursday he plans to be at full strength by the time the Golden State Warriors open the regular season in late October.

Curry missed 41 of the team's 67 games last season because of a sprained right ankle.

He's working out at the Warriors' practice facility as part of his rehab from the injury, which has bothered him the past two years. He thinks this offseason will be different because of the design of his training schedule that began about June 1.

The Warriors were 12-14 in games Curry appeared and 11-30 without him.

AFFLALO READY TO HELP MAGIC:Arron Afflalo says he's excited about what he calls a "great opportunity" to be part of the rebuilding project in Orlando following the Dwight Howard trade.

The UCLA product said Thursday that though he was surprised to be included in the multi-team, multi-player deal that saw Howard dealt to the Los Angeles Lakers, he feels there is a chance "build something special" with the Magic.

Afflalo, who posted a career-best scoring average last season, says his first five seasons in the NBA have been a learning process and that his increased roles in Denver the past two years have helped prepare him for this latest move.

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