The Golden State Warriors haven’t been entirely healthy in the first week of the 2018-19 NBA season. Aside from the Achilles injury that will keep DeMarcus Cousins sidelined for a few months, Andre Iguodala exited the season opener in the second quarter, after experiencing calf tightness.
With two days off between the opener and game two, Iguodala had some time to relax and rehab, but he’s still not all the way back. Iguodala went through Friday’s shootaround, but is still listed as questionable for the evening game against the Utah Jazz, according to head coach Steve Kerr.
Andre Iguodala went through shootaround, told Steve Kerr he "feels pretty good." Still questionable tonight vs Jazz.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) October 19, 2018
Steve Kerr said Andre Iguodala is still listed as questionable for tonight despite participating in morning shootaround pic.twitter.com/93nk7xS9QL— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) October 19, 2018
It’s hard to ever know with Iguodala, but don’t count on him playing. The Warriors sixth man has been dinged up a bit this month, and over the past few years, and it’s only game two of the season. There’s no reason for the team to rush him back at all, so I would bet on them giving him an extra few days of rest before Sunday’s contest against the Denver Nuggets.
Assuming Iguodala is, indeed, out, the Warriors will lean on some patchwork to fill the wing depth, with Kerr noting that Alfonzo McKinnie or Jacob Evans III may pick up the spare minutes.