Mark Medina: Per Warriors: Andre Iguodala (left knee soreness) will sit out tomorrow vs Utah. Damian Jones (left mid foot sprain) is listed as probable
Mark Medina: Andre Iguodala will be available to play tonight vs. New Orleans. Shaun Livingston will be out (right knee soreness). Kerr suggested the two will swap availabilities tomorrow in Phoenix.
Connor Letourneau: Kerr said Iguodala and Livingston are questionable. Said there's a "good chance" he plays one of them tonight and the other tomorrow vs. Phoenix.
Warriors forward Andre Iguodala and guard Nick Young are listed as probable for Saturday night’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans, the team announced Friday evening.
Monte Poole: For those in panic mode with Andre Iguodala’s knee soreness, he says not to worry. It’s tendinitis. Been there since college. Could be back Thursday but no later than Saturday.
Anthony Slater: Shaun Livingston, Andre Iguodala, Omri Casspi and Kevon Looney all out tonight. Livingston away for personal reasons. Steve Kerr: "So you're starting at the 2 tonight, @Chris Haynes"
Mark Medina: Andre Iguodala out tomorrow vs Kings, didn’t practice today. Kerr said he doubts Iguodala plays on Sunday vs PHX
Anthony Slater: Steve Kerr on Andre Iguodala's knee soreness: "I probably won't play him in Sacramento (on Saturday)."
Mark Medina: Warriors ruled out David West (right arm cyst) for tomorrow vs. Minnesota. Quinn Cook (right hand contusion) & Andre Iguodala (left wrist sprain) are listed as questionable for tomorrow.
Mark Medina: No David West & no Andre Iguodala tonight against the Blazers. In addition, no Stephen Curry, no Jordan Bell & no Patrick McCaw.
Kerry Eggers: Warriors very short-handed for #Blazers game tonight at @ModaCenter. @Stephen Curry (ankle), Jordan Bell (ankle) and Patrick McCaw (wrist) out, Andre Iguodala (wrist) and David West (arm) doubtful. #ripcity
Anthony Slater: Andre Iguodala, out tonight with wrist injury, considered questionable tomorrow in Portland, per Kerr.
Logan Murdock: Warriors injury report for tonight: -Andre Iguodala (left wrist) is out -David West (Cyst) is doubtful -Patrick McCaw (wrist) -Jordan Bell (right ankle) out
Logan Murdock: Steve Kerr said Andre Iguodala (calf) practiced today. Status still uncertain for Tuesday’s game vs the Knicks.
Anthony Slater: Steve Kerr said Andre Iguodala aggravated his hip flexor, Kerr didn't feel comfortable playing him in second half.
Anthony Slater: It's official: Steph Curry is active tonight in Toronto tonight. Andre Iguodala playing, Omri Casspi out.
The Warriors may finally have Stephen Curry back in the lineup. But the Warriors are not completely absolved from injuries. The Warriors (29-8) ruled out key reserves Andre Iguodala (low back & hip strain) and Omri Casspi (mid back strain) for Wednesday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks (13-25). Meanwhile the Warriors still list Draymond Green (sprained left ankle) and Zaza Pachulia (illness) as questionable.
Connor Letourneau: Andre Iguodala (left knee soreness) is probable for tonight's game vs. Charlotte.
Mark Medina: Warriors have upgraded Draymond Green (sore right shoulder) to probable for tomorrow vs. Pistons. They have ruled out Patrick McCaw (concussion). Zaza Pachulia (sore left shoulder) remains questionable. Andre Iguodala is now probable (sore left knee).
Anthony Slater: Andre Iguodala will return to the lineup in New Orleans tomorrow night, Steve Kerr says.
Chris Haynes: Golden State says Stephen Curry (right hand contusion), Kevin Durant (sprained left ankle), David West (left lateral knee soreness) and Klay Thompson (sprained right ankle) are a go tonight at Orlando. Andre Iguodala (sore left knee) will sit it out.
Mark Medina: Steve Kerr: Andre Iguodala will play tonight. Omri Casspi and Patrick McCaw will start in place of Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry.
Anthony Slater: Steph Curry and Kevin Durant are out tonight. Andre Iguodala is doubtful. Draymond Green will play.
Mark Medina: Warriors still list Kevin Durant as doubtful for tonight's game vs. Pelicans (sprained left ankle). Andre Iguodala listed as probable (sore left knee).
Chris Haynes: Golden State forwards Draymond Green (knee) and Andre Iguodala (back) will both play tonight against New Orleans.
Mark Medina: Steve Kerr said Iguodala tweaked his back in the weight room this weekend. Kerr expects him to be fine for team's three-game trip
Logan Murdock: Warriors forward Omri Casspi has been upgraded to probable for tomorrow's game against Houston. Iguodala remains questionable.
Chris Haynes: Golden State offered Andre Iguodala a 3-year, $45 million deal and he's deliberating, league sources tell ESPN. No options are attached.
Michael Gallagher: Woj on ESPN: Iguodala reached out to the Spurs about the meeting. Also Rudy Gay looks to be the backup plan for GSW.
Ben Golliver: Mike Brown on health of Iguodala & Pachulia: "They're good to go. They've had a week or two weeks off, or a month off, whatever it's been."
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."
June 23, 2021 | 9:04 am EDT Update
While McMillan is the team’s “interim’’ head coach, sources made it abundantly clear Hawks management would love to remove the interim title. However, sources also said the 56-year-old McMillan has some reservations whether he wants to be the permanent head coach and may prefer some other role in the organization. Money won’t factor into McMillan’s decision as he is financially set, sources said.
The 24-year-old is just fearless, and it’s that kind of bravado that has everything to do with the Suns taking these two games without Chris Paul while he continues to go through COVID protocol. Beverley bothered him defensively, but Booker never backed down. I asked him afterward if their back-and-forth was good, old-fashioned playoff basketball, or if perhaps Beverley and the Clippers were going too far with the physicality. “That’s for you guys to decide,” he said. “They’re an aggressive team. That’s how they guard. All those guys, they’re athletic. Watching the previous series against Dallas and Utah, (they’re) switching everything and trying to turn teams over. But we’re figuring it out and we try to stay aggressive, stay with what we do and whether it’s basketball plays or not, we’ve got to move on to the next one.”
“CP has taken Cam Payne under his wing,” he said. “When you see Cam Payne coming into practice with Chris Paul, you’re wondering, you know — Chris Paul is usually the one here early and you see Cam Payne right behind him and you tend to ask questions, them two been together watching film, lifting weights together stuff like that. You could tell that Cam really took a different approach to a whole other level and he did it right in front of our eyes. Like I said, he was bound to have one of these games and he’s a guy who keeps it consistent. He plays hard both ends of the ball, and I just love his passion.”
“We want everybody to cherish this moment because we are built for this,” Antetokounmpo said. “That’s why we are here. No matter the pressure, no matter what’s going on, we are built for this. We believe in who we are. No matter what happens, win or lose, we’ll stay together and we’re just going to go out there and compete.” Antetokounmpo delivered for the Bucks in the series finale against the Nets with 40 points, 13 rebounds and five assists. For the series, he averaged 28.8 points, 13.6 rebounds and 5.1 assists.
Against Brooklyn, Antetokounmpo averaged 40.1 minutes per game, the most he has averaged in any series and by far the most he has averaged since Budenholzer became coach in 2018. Antetokounmpo played 50 of 53 minutes in Game 7. “I’ve prepared my body all year for moments like that, being able to play 40 minutes, 42, 45, 48, whatever it may be, 53,” he said. “(Budenholzer) knows the way I am. If I get tired I’m going to let him know. If I get tired and I need a 30-second break or a minute-break, usually we have a great way to communicate about that – that he can pull me out and put me right back.”
Two people who have played important roles behind the scenes for the Hawks are Larry Riley and Mike McNeive. Riley, once an assistant coach and scout for the Bucks, is a senior advisor to Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk. Before joining the Hawks, Riley played a major role in the enormous success of the Golden State Warriors as be drafted Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson while being the team’s general manager. McNeive, who worked as an advance scout and assistant coach for the Bucks during the George Karl regime, is the Hawks director of basketball operations.
June 23, 2021 | 5:32 am EDT Update
Sullivan is the author of “Can’t Knock the Hustle: Inside the Season of Protest, Pandemic, and Progress with the Brooklyn Nets’ Superstars of Tomorrow,” which released on Tuesday. In a conversation with our friends from Celtics Wire on their podcast, Celtics Lab, Sullivan said that Nets ownership was unhappy with Irving over his midseason “pause,” and that Irving could be available for the right offer.
Matt Sullivan: “Let me give you guys a little news, I’m not sure that’s been out there. I’ve heard that Nets ownership was quite upset with Kyrie’s ‘pause,’ especially that maskless party that turned his psuedo-paternity leave into more like a COVID suspension. And in the last week I’ve heard rumblings – whispers, really, because cracking the Nets is kind of like breaking into the Kremlin, that Brooklyn GM Sean Marks would maybe, possibly, apparently be willing to at least listen to a trade offer for Kyrie this offseason. Now, I’m not sure what the market for Kyrie is at this point. It’s not like Ben Simmons giving you the headache on the court. It’s that complex personality that comes from off the court. I think it’s been annoying some people in the franchise. I can’t speak to his teammates, who obviously want to play with one of the world’s best and get him back there.”