Connor Letourneau: Andre Iguodala is “a possibility” for tomorrow, Kerr said. Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody are expected to re-join the Warriors for the upcoming road trip.
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.
May 25, 2022 | 5:12 pm EDT Update
In the first clue that the Knicks have at least explored moving up from the No. 11 spot in next month’s NBA Draft, New York brass interviewed Purdue’s sophomore, uber-athletic combo guard Jaden Ivey at Chicago’s Draft Combine. The 6-foot-4 Ivey is considered a top-5 pick and has been ranked no lower than sixth in most top mock drafts.
On Wednesday, The Athletic reported that Nuggets paid Connelly below league average for executives. Booth now takes over most of the day-to-day. “The approach that Calvin Booth will take and the idea they’re already formulating inside that Denver Nuggets organization. I think this is an organization that you can expect to be aggressive and make moves moving forward here to try to get into championship contention,” Shams Charania said. “I don’t expect Calvin Booth to run a front office that will be shy about making the moves necessary to win a championship.”
“To be able to go get a guy like that when these guys don’t just grow on trees because of availability, and I think Minnesota targeted Connelly,” he said. “At $8 million per year over the next five years. We talked about ownership equity— it’s still unclear how that will come to fruition, but I’m told the opportunity to capitalize on that will be if Minnesota sells one day… when you package all that together from base salary to ownership equity, this is one of the most lucrative landmark contracts and in for an executive in the NBA. It just became an offer that was too lucrative and too good to pass up overall.”
With NBA guard Dennis Schroder as the driving force, the German Basketball Association held a presentation in Berlin regarding the national team’s participation in the upcoming EuroBasket. “It’s a new opportunity to make basketball even bigger in Germany. Everyone is already fired up,” the Houston Rockets guard said on Wednesday during a press conference in the Mercedes-Benz Arena.
Schroder will definitely be there in September and wants to persuade other NBA players to participate. He had already received a promise from Daniel Theis. “He said he was definitely up for it,” he said. Maxi Kleber (Dallas Mavericks) had told him he was in the mood, but had to look “how he feels” after an ankle injury. The two brothers hailing from Berlin, Moritz and Franz Wagner (both playing for the Orlando Magic), would probably also be available.
May 25, 2022 | 4:59 pm EDT Update
The NBA has not added a new team in almost two decades, but the next round of expansion could be coming soon. During an appearance on 93.3 KJR, longtime columnist John Canzano reported that Seattle and Las Vegas have “already been earmarked” for expansion by the NBA. According to Canzano, the expansion is set to happen after the league’s current media rights deal expires in 2024.