LOS ANGELES -- Stephen Curry and Andrew Bogut won't play in the Warriors' final two preseason games, but the team received some good news about the duo's injured ankles from their surgeons Saturday.
Curry, who reinjured his right ankle Friday night in Portland, was checked out by Dr. Richard Ferkel at Saturday's practice. According to general manager Bob Myers, Ferkel -- who performed Curry's arthroscopic surgery in April -- wasn't concerned about the point guard's latest ankle issue.
Coach Mark Jackson said he wasn't concerned, either. Still, he said he's going to hold out Curry for the final two preseason games.
"There's no point in playing him now," Jackson said. "There is nothing to gain by running him out there. I'm not concerned, but we're going to be smart about it."
Bogut had his surgically repaired left ankle examined by Ferkel, who performed Bogut's surgery in April. Myers said Ferkel "liked what he saw" and concluded that the 7-foot center was progressing on schedule.
Ferkel wouldn't rule out Bogut's playing in the opener Oct. 31. But Myers said no one can say for sure that Bogut will play.
Myers did say that Ferkel's plan all along was to give Bogut six months of healing and rehabilitation before returning to the court. That sixth-month mark is Oct. 27.
Myers said Bogut doesn't need to be cleared to participate in full-contact action. But he does need to be free of pain, swelling or discomfort of any kind.
So far, Bogut has been playing one-on-one and doing some drills.
"We're not going to set a timeline because it will be when he's 100 percent," Myers said. "It's more feel. It's his body, how his ankle is responding. ... (Ferkel's) not telling (Bogut) he can't do five-on-five. All he's telling him is keep moving forward and listen to your body."
Curry's presence in the lineup on opening night isn't expected to be an issue. The doctors involved and Warriors management feel much better about Curry's injury since the rolling of his ankle wasn't a product of his planting his foot, or one of his non-contact sprains.
Instead, it was a result of Portland's Wesley Matthews kicking the back of Curry's heal. Curry was ready to go back in the game but was thwarted by his cautious head coach. He didn't practice Saturday (the veterans had a light day), but he didn't have any swelling or pain.
Curry will have 11 days to rest his ankle before the opener.
"We want to be safe," Myers said. "It's preseason still. It's something we'd like to not have happen. But it happened, and we're not overly concerned. It responded well."