Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 12/24/11
Calling it a "legal matter," Warriors guard Monta Ellis declined to comment on the sexual harassment charges filed against him Wednesday by former Warriors' employee Erika Smith. But he did talk about how he would respond to the latest bit of turmoil in his life, which he dubbed "a bump in the road." "I'm going to continue to live my life," Ellis said after Friday's practice. "I'm going to continue to go through every day, go home and go to sleep every night, wake up with a smile, go to work and get my job done." Ellis may have to get his job done without his backcourt mate. Point guard Stephen Curry said his sprained right ankle feels "a lot better," but he won't play unless his ankle is fully recovered. Curry, who rolled his ankle in Tuesday's preseason finale at Sacramento, did not practice. But he said he was able to do some balance work and is making progress. He said will end the suspense and decide Saturday. "For my own peace of mind and the team moving forward," Curry said, "knowing what's the situation going to be." Curry said his MRI was checked out by several doctors, including the one who performed the surgery in May. He was assured the surgery held up. His first two games If Curry can't go, Ellis said he's ready to play point guard, as he's done in the past. He vowed he won't be distracted, adding that he doesn't "have to prove anything" regarding his ability to play through off-court drama. "He's a guy that doesn't back down from any situation and he always steps up to the plate when we need him to, which is a lot," Curry said of Ellis. "I don't think anything going on outside of the court and the locker room is going to affect him. We've seen that in practice the last couple days. He's been the normal Monta, and that's what we expect." * Former Los Angeles Lakers star Mychal Thompson now has two sons playing in the NBA. Mychel, the older brother of Golden State swingman Klay Thompson, made the roster for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Guard Manny Harris was waived to make room for the 6-foot-6 shooting guard out of Pepperdine. "He had a good feeling he was going to make it," the Warriors' rookie said. "I'm really proud of him. I knew he had the ability. I knew once he got his shot, he would seize the moment." The Warriors visit the Cavaliers on Jan. 17.
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