Iguodala initially suffered the calf injury in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals. He sat out of Game 4, and then benefitted from the nine day layoff before the NBA Finals.
But in the final moments of Thursday’s loss, Iguodala showed some visible discomfort. After the game, however, he was confident that all was fine.
Andre Iguodala just told reporters that he won't be missing Game 2: "I'll be fine."— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) May 31, 2019
On Friday the MRI on the calf came back clean, giving further reassurance.
Andre Iguodala’s MRI was clean, team says. Expectation is he will play in Game 2.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) May 31, 2019
Iguodala playing is vital, especially with Kevin Durant already listed as out for Game 2. Defending Kawhi Leonard without either of those two would be bad news.
Even if Iguodala plays, there’s no guarantee he’ll be at full strength. He didn’t look quite right in Game 1, and it played a role in the Warriors loss.