Want to NOT think about Stephen Curry's
right, wait no, left, no it's the right ankle, on a Sunday afternoon before a showdown against the Los Angeles Lakers who just got back Pau Gasol and just 2.5 games back?
Nothing like a rambling sentence from a stressed out dude to cheer you up, right?
I am here for you with some solid Jeremy Tyler and Travis Leslie news. While the senior club is poised to make the playoffs—barring some totally foreseen injuries—the farm system is churning out win after win, owning the second-best record in the D-League. I don't really know what that means considering Channing Tatum's brother is on the team with the best record (just kidding).
After letting Travis Leslie (signed 10-day contract with Utah Jazz) and Jeremy Tyler (trade to Philadelphia) go, they have brought them back and both will presumably play key roles on the D-League team for the rest of the season. For Leslie, this is somewhat bland news. A shooting guard unable to stick in a Jazz rotation that consists of Mo Williams, Randy Foye and 88-year old Jamaal TInsley doesn't bode well for what other teams think about him. Granted, they do have Alec Burks and Gordon Hayward but a team set on losing Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap in the offseason might need a little depth.
As for Jeremy Tyler, this is the best news one can ask for. We know about his potential but he was wasting away on the bench for both NBA teams because the lack of playing time deprived him of the chance to hone his game. Working on footwork is a tad more important than being Kent Bazemore's celebration buddy. Still just 21, Tyler has a chance to prove himself the rest of the season and into next year. Seeing that the Warriors are woefully thin behind a brittle Andrew Bogut, Tyler's improvements are something to keep an eye on during next year's roster developments.
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1:58 — Jeremy Tyler hits jump shot to ice game. Do with this what you will.
Delonte West. That's all.
Fine, that didn't make you feel any better about Steph's ankle.