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.
Anthony Slater: Steve Kerr on Andre Iguodala: "Day-to-day. Each day he's getting a little better. Still doubtful for tomorrow. Making some strides."
Logan Murdock: Andre Iguodala on being out for Game 1: “Just trying to get back as soon as possible. Making some progress.”
Marla Ridenour: Kerr on Iguodala missing Game 1: “Some encouraging signs ... we’ve got lots of guys who can take on LeBron. It’s a group effort.”
Mark Medina: Warriors already rule out Andre Iguodala for Game 1. Warriors will re-evaluate him before Game 2
Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala recently got a second opinion on his injured left knee and is still trying to figure out what's wrong, league sources told ESPN. The Warriors are officially labeling the injury a left lateral leg contusion.
The 6-foot-7 swingman plans to search for a remedy in the coming days, sources said, and his status for Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers is unknown. Iguodala, the 2015 Finals MVP, has missed the past four games after bumping knees with Houston Rockets All-Star James Harden in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals.
Anthony Slater: Andre Iguodala to @TheAthletic on availability for The Finals: "I don't know" -Pressed further: "I'm trying" -Optimistic? "I'm optimistic I'll be alive tomorrow." -On the pain: "They say it could go away just like that one day." -Bone bruise? "if that's what they say, then yes"
June 12, 2021 | 1:33 pm EDT Update
After more than six months on the sidelines due to an ACL injury, Dinwiddie is eyeing a return to play if the Nets make it to the Finals, the Daily News has learned. A source close to the Nets’ combo guard also says after spending most of the regular season rehabbing in Los Angeles, Dinwiddie is planning to return to the team “sooner than later.” “He’s going to be in Brooklyn to support his team,” the source said. “He definitely is.”
Justin Kubatko: Chris Paul has 61 assists and six turnovers over his last six games. Since the NBA started tracking individual turnovers in 1977-78, Paul is the only player to record 60 or more assists with six or fewer turnovers over a six-game postseason span. He also did so in 2008 and 2015. pic.twitter.com/B4aQFCrQAc
Chris Grenham: Ohio State guard Duane Washington Jr. participated in the Celtics’ pre-draft workout on Thursday, per source. He has received a G League Elite Camp invite, which begins next weekend in Chicago prior to the NBA Draft Combine.
June 12, 2021 | 8:31 am EDT Update
Sergio Scariolo is a strong candidate for Virtus Bologna head coaching job, as reported by Il Corriere dello Sport and confirmed to Sportando. Sasha Djordjevic’s departure from Virtus Bologna was almost certain when Serie A playoffs started, also considering the elimination in EuroCup semifinals against Unics Kazan and the missed chance to play in EuroLeague next season.
In the locker room after the Nets’ 86-83 loss, there were lots of “atta boys” and “pick your head ups” and “we’ll live with that shot” from teammates, but Irving had a little piece of extra advice. Be like dad. Dunk it. “Kyrie was like, ‘Hey, you gotta try and dunk it, get a foul or something,’” Brown said. “That’s definitely what I should have done. I had the lane and the angle too, so maybe if I did that I’d have gotten a foul call, gotten to the line. If I had taken my two steps toward the rim, I probably could’ve dunked the ball.”
The available replays call into question this very idea. Lopez is 7-feet tall, and he’d recovered quickly from where he was on the sideline to get in Brown’s way. Brown faded left as he shot the ball, and, “I shot it too hard, I was trying to get it up a little higher, but he was nowhere near the ball, looking at the pictures and the film. “I could’ve just really did a simple layup and made the shot,” he said. “I made it difficult for myself just thinking too much during the shot.”
Harris wasn’t the only one misfiring in the Nets’ 86-83 loss. Add in Landry Shamet (1-for-4) and Mike James (1-for-5), and three Nets who can make a defense pay for double-teaming Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving were a combined 3-for-20 from the field, including 2-for-11 from 3-point range. If those supporting cast numbers are repeated Sunday in Game 4, the series soon could be tied. “If you look at it, only one or two buckets in the last three or four minutes that we needed to fall and they just didn’t,” coach Steve Nash said. “I thought plenty of opportunities. Now, would I want Kevin or Ky shooting every single ball? Of course, but that’s not always the way it works out. We can learn from it.”
Phoenix went on a 14-2 run to build a 20-point lead on the way to a 116-102 win Friday to take a commanding 3-0 series lead in this best-of-7 conference semifinal series. “We have our eyes on the prize,” All-Star guard Devin Booker said.