Marc J. Spears: Warriors say Andre Iguodala (left knee soreness) is probable for Game 4 at Spurs while Zaza Pachulia (right heel contusion) is questionable.
Marc J. Spears: Warriors say Andre Iguodala (left knee soreness) probable and Zaza Pachulia (right heel contusion) is out for Game 3 against Spurs.
Marc J. Spears: The Warriors say Andre Iguodala (left knee soreness) & Zaza Pachulia (right heel contusion) are questionable for Game 3 at Spurs.
Anthony Slater: Andre Iguodala went through full practice in San Antonio, Zaza Pachulia didn't do much. Both questionable for Game 3, Iguodala more likely.
Chris Haynes: Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (knee soreness) will not play tonight against San Antonio Spurs.
Monte Poole: Andre Iguodala (L knee soreness) still uncertain for Gm 2 of WC Finals, per #Warriors coach Mike Brown.
Chris Haynes: Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (left knee soreness) questionable for Game 2 on Tuesday against Spurs. The team hasn't received MRI results.
According to a source, Iguodala didn't participate in many of the up-and-down court work leading up to Sunday's Western Conference finals opener because of his knee soreness.
Andre Iguodala said he will get an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of the left knee discomfort that kept him out the entire second half. He could very well miss Game 2 on Tuesday.
The team is officially calling it a sore left knee. But there is a concern Iguodala may have something more serious going on. The MRI will determine if he needs to miss any time. But even if it comes back clean, there is a strong chance Iguodala will be held out for rest and treatment just as a precaution.
Iguodala said the trainer’s told him he was out. He didn’t disagree with the decision even though he’s played through stuff before. Iguodala, known for being meticulously in tune with his body, has had past knee injuries and said he recognizes this feeling. He said it might be more than just normal soreness. He too is waiting for the MRI results to rule out a tear or a bad sprain.
Ben Golliver: Warriors PR says "left knee soreness" for Andre Iguodala. Mike Brown said he "looked a little hobbled" in first half so sat him for stretch
Rosalyn Gold-Onwude: Kerr: Andre Iguodala hip tight last couple days/games. Gave Andre few days off. Matt Barnes could play extended minutes, Draymond too...
Chris Haynes: Golden State Warriors say Andre Iguodala (left hip strain) is out for tonight's game against the Dallas Mavericks.
Marc Stein: To date, I'm told, Iguodala has required NO cortisone shots in his back, relying instead on treatment from athletic trainer Chelsea Lane. The Warriors' Chelsea Lane, to be more precise, is a physiotherapist by trade.
Of course, it figures that Iguodala's health will have a greater impact on Game 7 than his pre-game viewing options. He spoke about his condition after skipping the more strenuous parts of practice to receive treatment: I was able to do a lot. I've been getting treatment around the clock. The training staff have been doing a helluva of a job, just making sure I'm good. I just had a really long flight, and it just kind of built up on me a little bit. But the staff has done a great job. It kind of just popped up. Like I said, a long flight and bed and just fatigue, and a lot of minutes lately. It's just a perfect storm. But I'm glad we caught it early as opposed to happening in a Game 7. [...]
It remains to be seen what kind of condition Iguodala will be for Sunday's Game 7 at Oracle Arena and he offered no hints himself, departing Quicken Loans Arena without speaking to the media. "I continued to talk to the trainers throughout the game," coach Steve Kerr said. "I wanted to make sure it wasn't anything that was going to get worse. So his back was tight, but we tried to limit his minutes as much as we could."
Marc J. Spears: Warriors coach Steve Kerr says Andre Iguodala is still "a ways away from playing" and Festus Ezeli is "progressing nicely" & playing 2-on-2.
Golden State forward Andre Iguodala will miss at least two weeks due to a sprained left ankle. Iguodala got hurt in the second half of the league-leading Warriors' 128-112 win against Portland on Friday. He will be re-evaluated in two weeks. "It's a big deal. It's a really big deal," Kerr said before Saturday's game against Phoenix. "Andre's so important to everything we do. Not only just in terms of schematically, but just emotionally."
September 24, 2021 | 10:00 am EDT Update
Shams Charania: Free agent guard Garrison Mathews is signing a one-year, non-guaranteed deal with the Boston Celtics, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Mathews spent his first two NBA seasons with Wizards and played 64 games (24 starts) in 2020-21.
Hart’s contract seems built to trade and we have another logjam of capable guards this year. Do you foresee any moves once the season starts to try and swap a guard or two for forward help? — Nicholas S. The Hart contract was a smart move by New Orleans to create maximum flexibility moving forward. They can use his deal as a way to extract assets from a team looking to open up cap space in the future, or they can get rid of his contract themselves to open up additional space. While I expect New Orleans to be active on the trade market, especially if they get off to a slow start, I’d look to the backcourt as an area they’re more likely to address than the forward position.
Either way, I do think there will be quality guards available later in the season. We see it every year at the trade deadline. I think New Orleans would prefer to see Graham exceed expectations and someone like Alexander-Walker, Murphy or Marshall have a breakout season to make the backcourt look better than it does going into the season. Even if that is true, the Pels will need to add a third star to this roster at some point down the road to give Zion and Ingram a real shot at competing in the West. The most realistic path for that is acquiring one of the next disgruntled guards to hit the trade market. Maybe it’ll happen as early as this season. You never know when the next upset superstar will pop up out of nowhere.
September 24, 2021 | 5:26 am EDT Update
Former EuroLeague center Tarik Black is back in the NBA. According to a tweet from the player’s agency Priority Sports, Black signed a contract with the Denver Nuggets to return to the league after spending the last three seasons in Europe.
Grizzlies PR: The @memgrizz today announced the team’s 2021 training camp roster. Memphis converted Yves Pons to a two-way contract and signed Shaq Buchanan and Sean McDermott. In addition, the Grizzlies waived Carsen Edwards and Daniel Oturu.
Kristaps Porzingis is entering his third full season with the Dallas Mavericks and is hoping for a fresh start under Jason Kidd after the team parted ways with Rick Carlisle. “I’ll say this: at the end of last year Porzingis wanted to be traded,” said Tim MacMahon on The Hoop Collective Podcast. “My understanding is he feels like he has a fresh start with the coaching change. He’s had the healthy offseason. He’s been able to work, not just on his game but on his body some more. That he’s coming back with a refreshed feel. “At the end of last year, he wasn’t going to come out and ask for a trade. He’s smart enough to understand the optics.”
“He’s already done that once,” replied Brian Windhorst. “But at the end of last year when he stood in the corner and checked the wind for an entire playoff series, he was hoping to be traded,” added MacMahon. “From what I gather, he’s coming back optimistic now.”