As described the other day, rest has been a problem for the Golden State Warriors due to the number of player who are out recovering from a variety of injuries.
Well, it sounds as if they're starting to get some of those players back and it will be especially important for finding rest for their guards.
Andre Iguodala is out with an ankle injury but is expected to return next week, according to Marc Spears of ESPN. And Brandon Rush suffered a knee injury during Sunday's game against the Philadelphia 76ers, but is a gametime decision and went through warm-ups, which might have been a good sign.
Steve Kerr said he's still not sure about Brandon Rush's availability. Ezeli (knee), Iguodala (ankle) and Looney (hip) are out.— Rusty Simmons (@Rusty_SFChron) March 30, 2016
Brandon Rush (knee) is warming up and will gametime decision, according to #Warriors coach Steve Kerr.— Monte Poole (@MontePooleCSN) March 30, 2016
Having Rush (and Shaun Livingston, who sat out Sunday's game for rest) would go a long way toward finding some time within the game for guys like Stephen Curry or Klay Thompson to rest, which is something the team has to have an eye on at this point.
Update: Rush is out for tonight's game.
But regardless of who they have available, the Warriors would be well-served to put this game away quickly so they can actually have reason to rest people.