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Brown looked promising for the Warriors before his injury.
Starters: Curry-Ellis-Wright-Lee-Kwame Brown.
Stephen Curry continues to struggle through his ankle woes and Kwame Brown is likely out for the season with a torn pectoral, but both would be viable options for Jackson’s lineup.
Curry is already the slated starter—it's just a matter of his maladies keeping him off the court. He’s one of the league's best shooters and his developing skill set could one day be among the NBA’s elite.
Though his $7 million signing this offseason drew blank expressions from fans (and presumably Steven A. Smith), Brown appeared to have revitalized his career as a key reserve off the bench for Golden State in the early going this season. His energy, glass-work and post defensive skill set had many pondering if Brown would usurp the starting center position from Andris Biedrins.
Unfortunately, Brown’s injury derailed his opportunity to elevate himself beyond the NBA’s prime example for untapped potential. Brown would have made a solid splash at the center position, and perhaps could have given the Warriors the post presence they so desperately sought.