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Andre Iguodala is expected to play in Game 1

The 2015 NBA Finals MVP has not returned to the practice court, but the Warriors aren’t worried.

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The Golden State Warriors are expecting Andre Iguodala to be healthy and ready to go for Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

Iguodala has yet to return to the practice court since suffering calf tightness in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals against the Portland Trail Blazers.

But the team doesn’t seem worried about him. At Friday’s practice, coach Steve Kerr reiterated that they think Iguodala is just fine.

“[Director of Sports Medicine and Performance Rick Celebrini] will tell me when he’s ready to practice,” Kerr said. “We’re gonna take Sunday off, so we’ve got one more practice before the day off, and then we’ll reconvene on Monday, and Rick will let me know. Rick does not seem concerned about Game 1.”

Kerr also noted that DeMarcus Cousins is scrimmaging with the team, and going through full contact drills. That bodes well for his chances of returning early on in the Finals.

Kevin Durant, however, is not yet practicing.

Game 1 of the 2019 NBA Finals is on Thursday, May 30. The Warriors will be on the road against either the Toronto Raptors or the Milwaukee Bucks. The Raptors currently lead the Bucks 3-2 in the Eastern Conference Finals.

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