Logan Murdock: Andre Iguodala is walking through the Warriors locker room with a slight limp and a black sleeve on his left leg.
After missing six of the Warriors’ final seven regular-season games with left knee soreness, Andre Iguodala is poised to return for Game 1 of the first round. “I fully expect him to be in the lineup in Game 1,” head coach Steve Kerr said after shoot-around Tuesday.
Anthony Slater: Steve Kerr on Andre Iguodala, who has missed 6 of 7 to end the season: "I fully expect him in the lineup Game 1" pic.twitter.com/hubNMIOmTi
Mark Medina: Steve Kerr said he expects Andre Iguodala to play in Game 1 of the playoffs pic.twitter.com/1lxFMk8sgD
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."
May 30, 2023 | 8:51 pm EDT Update
Michael Malone on Heat: 'For those who are thinking that this is going to be an easy series...this is going to be the biggest challenge of our lives'
“We’ve got the utmost respect for them,” Gordon said. “They fight and they scrap, and they have no quit in them. They play through 48 minutes a game and more, if necessary. They play fearless. They play disciplined. They’re well coached and have some guys that have been there before and have some guys that have chips on their shoulder. We’re not looking at the seeding or the story around it. This is a very talented basketball team, professional basketball team, and all those guys over there got game.”
The New Orleans Pelicans plan to restructure their player care and performance team after their injury-marred 2022-23 season, sources told The Times-Picayune. Aaron Nelson, the Pelicans vice president of player performance and care, has been in charge of that department for the last four seasons. Under Nelson, the Pelicans have finished seventh, 27th, 20th and seventh in games lost to injury, according to Man-Games Lost.
ClutchPoints: “Before the trophies and the memories over this run, I remember I told you ‘you better get it right!’ And you did… Forever grateful for you as a friend forever.” Steph Curry with a powerful tribute to Warriors GM Bob Myers💙 (via stephencurry30/IG)
NBA Central: Robert Horry says he’s taking Hakeem over Shaq and Duncan (Via @shobasketball) pic.twitter.com/29qcpqw3pI
May 30, 2023 | 7:35 pm EDT Update
Tyler Herro on return: I'm going to be working out multiple times everyday until I come back
Within the past week, Herro was cleared to shoot and dribble with the surgically repaired hand. But he hasn’t yet participated in a contact practice. “I’m going to be working out every day, twice, two, three times a day from here until the day I hopefully come back,” said Herro, who is traveling with the team. “So I’m always going to continue to work hard and see how my body responds day by day and try to come back as soon as possible.”
“I’ve never once missed it,” Atlanta Hawks star Dejounte Murray says. “That explains my professionalism, my attention to detail. I gotta have it. Every game day, gotta be the same. Whether at home or on the road.” Says Toronto Raptors veteran Chris Boucher: “It’s just to make sure that I’m in the right state of mind. It makes you feel good. I never miss sleep.” The thing is, NBA players almost have to be good at day-sleeping, because their schedules are profoundly abnormal. It’s easy to forget that they work nights, with most games starting at 7:30 and finishing around 10 p.m. They might not get home, or to the hotel, until midnight—or possibly 2 or 3 a.m., if the team flew immediately after the game. And of course there are, uh, lifestyle factors in play, too. Pro athletes are known to enjoy the nightlife—yet even for those that don’t, it can be a challenge to wind down after spending two to three hours hopped up on adrenaline. And because most teams hold a morning shootaround—sometime between 9-11 a.m.—they can’t just sleep in on game days.