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.
Andre Iguodala didn’t practice today. Still no concern he’ll miss Game 1. Team scrimmaged. DeMarcus Cousins was a full participant. Looking more like Game 1 is possibility for him. pic.twitter.com/WnRaj9VlB1— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) May 24, 2019
“[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.