The Golden State Warriors will face the Phoenix Suns tonight at Oracle Arena looking to remain undefeated at home in the 2015-16 season.
However, they will do so without the aid of super reserve Andre Iguodala, who will be out for at least two weeks due to an ankle injury, according to Rusty Simmons of the S.F. Chronicle. Many people assumed Iguodala would be out at least tonight after a collision with Damian Lillard during last night's win against the Portland Trail Blazers. ESPN's J.A. Adande, among others, described how it was obvious soon after the game that Iguodala wouldn't be playing tonight.
The Warriors are calling him questionable for Saturday night's home game against the Phoenix Suns, but Iguodala sounded as if he knew what would happen next -- and it wouldn't be conducive to playing."It's going to swell up," Iguodala said. "A couple of days. [Then] hopefully, right back. But who knows?"...It doesn't sound as if Iguodala will fight back against any recommendations by the coaching or medical staffs. He just sounded remorseful about the disruption.
"I was in a good groove," Iguodala said.
Making some sort of rest even more predictable, Warriors coach Steve Kerr recently sat Iguodala as a precautionary measure after he tweaked a troublesome hamstring. And it was great to see him apparently getting back to his old self in last night's game.
But a two-week absence is a bit worse than most of us were probably hoping for and at the very least a sort of tragic turn of events for the 2015 NBA Finals MVP when he was just getting his groove back after missing a string of games for precautionary reasons.
So good luck arguing that the Warriors have been nothing but "lucky" this year, haters.