Can Stephen Curry and Andrew Bogut Lead Golden State Warriors Despite Health?

Karthik TadisinaSenior Writer IMarch 29, 2012

Stephen Curry.
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Just how much can injuries impact an NBA franchise?

Well, just ask the Milwaukee Bucks.

Then ask the Golden State Warriors, who may have made the Bucks life a little bit easier now.

At the end of the day, it was the Warriors who took a huge gamble in acquiring center Andrew Bogut from the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for the popular Monta Ellis, along with Ekpe Udoh and the expiring contract of Kwame Brown.

Not only is Andrew Bogut expected to miss the remainder of the season with an ankle injury suffered earlier this year in a game versus the Houston Rockets, he could be joined by Stephen Curry on the injured list.

The former number one overall draft pick back in 2005 is expected to make his Warriors debut during the 2012-13 NBA season.

Additionally, the news surrounding the ankle injury of guard Stephen Curry has been gaining more steam. Curry has been affected by the injury no doubt, as he has gotten opinions on it and is still unsure of whether to undergo surgery or not.

Curry has appeared in only 28 games this season holding averages of 14.7 points to go with 5.7 assists per game. The Warriors are contemplating whether to hold out the guard for the remainder of the season so his injury does not get worse.

The Warriors have made an interesting decision to acquire Bogut and place him alongside Curry amongst others, such as Klay Thompson and David Lee. What will be the most interesting to see is how far the Warriors can go next season if both Bogut and Curry can stay healthy enough for an entire season.

Then Warriors fans can judge whether the Curry and Bogut era is going to be a long and effective one under head coach Mark Jackson.