Kendra Andrews: Steve Kerr says he doubts Andre Iguodala will be available on Friday. He expects Damion Lee to be available.
Nick Friedell: Andre Iguodala (knee soreness) is out vs. Raptors. Kerr says Iguodala hasn’t gotten an MRI yet — they’re just monitoring the soreness. Gary Payton II also out tonight.
Ira Winderman: No Jimmy Butler for Heat tonight, flu-like symptoms. Andre Iguodala (hip) is available.
Anthony Chiang: Jimmy Butler has been ruled out of today's game vs. Nets with a sprained ankle. Andre Iguodala is available. Victor Oladipo also out.
Ira Winderman: Heat injury report for Friday at Minnesota: Victor Oladipo (knee soreness) out. Andre Iguodala (hip soreness) questionable. Gabe Vincent (knee soreness) probable.
Anthony Chiang: Jimmy Butler is listed as questionable for tonight's game vs. Grizzlies because of a right ankle sprain. Avery Bradley (right calf strain), Andre Iguodala (left hip soreness) and Moe Harkless (illness) did not travel with the Heat to Memphis and will not play tonight.
Anthony Chiang: On "The Bill Simmons Podcast," Andre Iguodala was asked about his sprained ankle. Iguodala said, "It will be where it needs to be when it needs to be there." Iguodala is listed as questionable for tonight's Game 3.
Golden State Warriors small forward Andre Iguodala says he will play in Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, according to Sportsnet’s Steven Loung.
Golden State Warriors star forward Kevin Durant will not play in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, but Andre Iguodala is expected to be available to play against the Toronto Raptors, coach Steve Kerr said Friday. Durant will continue rehabbing a right calf injury that has kept him out of the lineup since May 8. "Kevin's not going to play Sunday," Kerr said Friday. "I guess we've been sort of holding out hope, but I might as well just say it now. He's not practicing today. We'll have a practice tomorrow, but he's still progressing. It's near impossible for him to play on Sunday."
Whenever Durant does return, Kerr does not believe it will be in a limited role. "I don't see that," Kerr said. "When he's ready to play, we're going to play him. Maybe it will be a minutes issue based on his conditioning for not having played in a month or whatever it is, but we'll just have to wait and see. Once he's ready to play, he'll play. And then [Warriors director of sports medicine and performance] Rick [Celebrini] and I will discuss what a plan would be in terms of how many minutes and all that stuff."
Iguodala, who sat out Game 4 of the Western Conference finals because of the same injury, played 29 minutes and tweaked the calf with 1:55 remaining in the Warriors' 118-109 loss in Game 1 on Thursday. The veteran swingman limped down the floor after coming down awkwardly on his leg, but the Warriors are confident he will be ready for Game 2. "Andre had an MRI this morning," Kerr said. "And seems to be doing well. ... He said he felt pretty good."
Warriors forward Andre Iguodala isn’t concerned about an apparent leg injury he sustained late in Thursday night’s Game 1 loss to the Raptors in the NBA Finals. “I’ll be all right,” Iguodala said. “Just bumps and bruises of the game. You can paint it as an excuse, but you have to keep going.”
Iguodala has averaged nearly 30 minutes over his last four games. Now, after a calf injury kept him out of Game 4 of the Western Conference finals, Iguodala believes his health will be fine, even if his years in the league are numbered. “Just a lot of minutes and overuse. I’m old,” Iguodala said after practice Saturday.
Andre Iguodala: “It just flared up real quick, but we have a good training staff. When you’ve been playing for five long seasons, it’s bound to come up. It’s rare that you see it. It’s hard for it to be realized. My career is almost over, anyway. So I don’t really care.”
Monte Poole: Andre Iguodala (calf soreness) was held out for second straight day, per Steve Kerr. Team still expects him to be ready for Game 1 of The Finals.
Anthony Slater: Andre Iguodala didn’t practice today, but “we expect him to be OK by Game 1,” Steve Kerr said.
Chris Haynes: Golden State will start Alfonzo McKinnie in place of injured Andre Iguodala tonight at Portland, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
Nick Friedell: Kerr reiterates that Alfonzo McKinnie and Jonas Jerebko will definitely get more minutes with Iguodala out tonight. Kerr won’t reveal starters until closer to game time.
Monte Poole: Update: Warriors G/F Andre Iguodala (L leg tightness) was listed as questionable and has been declared out.
Connor Letourneau: Andre Iguodala is still listed as questionable for Game 4. Expect to have an update pregame.
Nick Friedell: Warriors say MRI on Andre Iguodala’s calf injury came back clean. He is questionable for Game 4 on Monday night.
Mark Medina: Andre Iguodala to receive MRI on his left calf on Sunday. Iguodala appeared in a good mood afterwards and was not walking around with a noticeable limp. But we'll see bayareane.ws/2YBYXsY
Nick Friedell: Andre Iguodala (knee hyperextension) is probable for Game 5, according to Steve Kerr.
Tim Kawakami: He iced it for a while after the game and had a limp when he took the wrap off, but it wasn't too bad. Obviously the big question is how he feels when he wakes up tomorrow.
Mark Medina: Official word for tonight: Kevin Durant (flu), Klay Thompson (right knee soreness), Andre Iguodala (left toe soreness) and Andrew Bogut are all out tonight vs Pelicans
Mark Medina: Steve Kerr expects Andre Iguodala to play tomorrow in Memphis. Kerr said he hasn’t determined any rest plans yet for tomorrow
Anthony Slater: No Andrew Bogut or Andre Iguodala for the Warriors tomorrow vs Pelicans. No one else listed on current report, so I'm guessing the big rest night will come on Wednesday at Memphis.
Connor Letourneau: Steve Kerr on the health of Iguodala and Livingston: "I think they're fine. If this were a playoff game, Andre would play. ... Same with Shaun. Shaun just knocked knees with somebody the other night. ... I feel really comfortable with where they are health-wise."
Marla Ridenour: NBA's 5:30 injury report lists #Cavs' Kevin Love (sore left shoulder) as out tonight at Golden State, along with Warriors' DeMarcus Cousins (load management), Andre Iguodala (sore left toe).
Mark Medina: Steve Kerr said he’s not worried long term about Andre Iguodala’s injury. Being cautious with him per usual. But he’ll miss tonight’s game vs Lakers and tomorrow vs Cavs in Oakland
Connor Letourneau: Andre Iguodala is officially listed as questionable for tomorrow's game vs. Denver with left toe soreness.
Anthony Slater: Steve Kerr called Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala probable tonight. Both need to warm up.
Andy Larsen: Andre Iguodala is listed as questionable against the Jazz tomorrow due to hamstring tightness.
Connor Letourneau: Steve Kerr on Andre Iguodala's hamstring tightness: "Yeah, it flared up at the very end, when we took him out mid-fourth-quarter." Wants to be cautious with him.
Anthony Slater: Andre Iguodala will miss a third straight game tonight with hip tightness. Steve Kerr: “Hopefully Monday”
Anthony Slater: Draymond Green is out for tomorrow’s Bucks game with a right toe sprain. Shaun Livingston also still out. Andre Iguodala will play.
Mark Medina: Steve Kerr said Andre Iguodala’s rest night coincides with his recent knee injury. This maximizes his rest considering Warriors don’t play again until Thursday
Anthony Slater: Shaun Livingston out tonight in Denver with left knee contusion. Looks like Andre Iguodala will return, though. Missed last game in Utah with left calf tightness.
Monte Poole: Andre Iguodala went thru @Warriors shootaround. Says he’s feeling better. Still questionable but trending upward.
Anthony Slater: Andre Iguodala went through shootaround, told Steve Kerr he "feels pretty good." Still questionable tonight vs Jazz.
Monte Poole: Andre Iguodala (L calf) did not practice with @Warriors today. Questionable for game at Utah on Friday.
How’s your rib? Steve [Kerr] said you got dinged up. [Iguodala missed Wednesday’s practice, but returned on Thursday for a scrimmage]. Andre Iguodala: “I get it every year. This is one thing that happens every year. My neck and back go out. If you saw me last year, I had tape across. I had [kinesio] tape on my back for 10-15 games last year. It happens every year. So I’m glad it’s happening now.”
Ramona Shelburne: Andre Iguodala was seen limping at end of the first half. Warriors say it’s a contusion on his right leg, not the left one he’s been injured with. He’ll play in the second half.
Monte Poole: Andre Iguodala is AVAILABLE for Game 3 vs. Cavs. I'm told Warriors will keep a watchful eye on movements and minutes.
Melissa Rohlin: Steve Kerr said that Andre Iguodala is "likely to play" but nothing will be official until he talks to Chelsea Lane after Iguodala's pregame workout.
Mark Medina: Andre Iguodala walked off the floor and said he feels “terrible.” He was smiling and being coy when he said it. Will he play tonight? Iguodala: “I don’t know.”
Marla Ridenour: Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Andre Iguodala will be upgraded to questionable for Game 3
Connor Letourneau: Kerr said Iguodala has been upgraded from doubtful to questionable. Said he's hopeful that, if Iguodala can't play Game 3, he'll play Game 4.
On Saturday, Iguodala went through a full personal workout and sprinted for the first time since suffering a bone bruise in his left knee in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals, sources said. The swingman's status for Game 3 on Wednesday is still unknown, according to sources.
Tim Bontemps: Steve Kerr says he’s “optimistic” Andre Iguodala will play in this series, but adds “there’s no way to know for sure” how Iguodala will heal.
May 26, 2022 | 2:50 pm EDT Update
Chris Haynes: Golden State Warriors forward Otto Porter Jr. (foot) is not expected to play tonight in Game 5 against the Dallas Mavericks, league sources tell @YahooSports.
Michael Singer: Have heard two names who could be joining Tim Connelly in Minnesota, per sources: Darrell Arthur and Dell Demps. Arthur recently started working for the #Nuggets, and Demps gave Connelly one of his first breaks in New Orleans. Both are very close with Connelly.
League sources say the Grizzlies have already signaled to agents that their pick at No. 47 will almost certainly be on a two-way, if it’s a domestic player at all, because there is just no room left to roster another player.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have been named to the list of the Top 25 Most Innovative Teams in The World for 2022, as announced by Sports Innovation Lab. As part, the team ranks 11th overall and 4th across all U.S. professional sports teams behind just the Philadelphia 76ers (5th), Atlanta Braves (7th) and Dallas Mavericks (9th). In total, the U.S. list included nine NBA teams, three MLB teams, two NFL teams and one NHL team. This is the first time the Timberwolves have been named to this prestigious list.
Clutch Points: LeBron James stops by at the I Promise School and the kid’s reactions are priceless 😍 pic.twitter.com/NCBW54NpTb
May 26, 2022 | 12:37 pm EDT Update
And the Rivers rumors? Seems the players, and perhaps general manager Rob Pelinka, too, would rather see an experienced, win-now coach on the sidelines. “If LeBron could pick,” the executive said, “it’s pretty certain he’d pick Doc.” The exec was quick to point out that the Lakers had hoed to be united on the coaching front, considering their last foray into a coaching hire, in 2019, was bungled. The team pursued Ty Lue then but would not meet his contract request, and lost out on Monty Williams to Phoenix almost at the same time. Recently fired coach Frank Vogel was the Lakers’ third choice.
Most of the front office, it seems, has zeroed in on Darvin Ham, with former head coaches Terry Stotts (Portland) and Kenny Atkinson (Brooklyn) also in the mix. Ham was briefly an assistant with the Lakers, and according to league sources, he is the favorite of the Phil Jackson-Kurt Rambis layer of Lakers decision-makers. “I think those guys want a young coach they can mold a little bit,” one Western Conference executive told Heavy.com. “I do not think Darvin is a pushover by any means. I just think that they want a guy they can point in the direction they want to go, more traditional basketball, using Russell Westbrook a certain way.”
“A lot of teams would rather have that Detroit pick than the Dallas pick, you have more flexibility with second-rounders and they won’t be that far apart,” one GM told Heavy.com. “If they can make a pick swap only, and it costs them the Dallas pick next year and the Detroit second-rounder, it is a lot to give up, but that could land them in the Top 4. It is a significant move for them.”