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Steve Kerr jokes about wanting to trade spots with Andre Iguodala

Steve Kerr jokes about wanting to trade spots with Andre Iguodala

Steve Kerr has accomplished a lot during his playing and coaching career.

He played four seasons for Lute Olson at Arizona. He spent 15 years playing in the NBA, and won five NBA titles during that time.

As a coach, Kerr has made the NBA Finals in each of his first four seasons with the Warriors, and has won three championships.

If you're Steve Kerr, there aren't many people you'd want to trade places with.

Except, there is one Warriors player Kerr would like to be.

"I definitely would trade spots with Andre [Iguodala]," Kerr said on Friday on 95.7 The Game. "I can only imagine what it has felt like to be Andre iguodala over the last 20 years playing basketball. That kind of athleticism, intelligence and feel, I could only dream about being the player he is."

Iguodala, a first-round pick in 2004, has won three titles with Kerr, was named NBA Finals MVP in 2015, was selected to the 2012 NBA All-Star Game and will have earned nearly $170 million through contracts by the time his deal with the Warriors is up.

So, we can understand why Kerr might want to trade places with Iguodala.

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Kerr was asked a really tough question by host Damon Bruce: Who had the better playing career as an Arizona Wildcat, himself or Iguodala?

"How do I answer that?" Kerr joked. "I guess I did because I was there five years and he was there two years."

Steph Curry has putting contest with Andrea Lee, Lucy Li in 'surreal moment'

Steph Curry has putting contest with Andrea Lee, Lucy Li in 'surreal moment'

Steph Curry supposedly played at Augusta National last week as a birthday present from Warriors owner Joe Lacob.

On Thursday, Curry hosted two amateur golfers that will play at Augusta National for the first time in April.

Andrea Lee and Lucy Li visited the Warriors practice facility and got to compete in a putting challenge with Curry.

"I was freaking out when I heard we were going to have a putting contest with a player," Lee said. "I was really hoping it was Steph Curry and it was. It was a surreal moment."

Lee and Li both missed their putts, but Curry nailed his putt. He knew it was going in, too. He dropped his putter, started to walk away confidently and then ran down the hall with his arms in the air.

"I'm going to Augusta!" Curry screamed.

The inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur will take place in Georgia from April 3-6, and Lee and Li are two of the players that will compete in the event.

Lee is currently part of the women's golf team at Stanford, and has a long list of accomplishments at the collegiate level.

"It's just super exciting," Lee told NBC Sports Bay Area. "I'm really honored and grateful to be part of the field."

Li, 16, is the youngest player to qualify for the U.S. Women's Open, where she finished tied for 55th place in 2018.

"It's arguably the most famous course in the world and I'm just so excited to step on the ground and play the course," Li told NBC Sports Bay Area. "It's going to be so amazing."

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The final round will be broadcast on NBC Sports on April 6.

Curry and the Warriors will be wrapping up the 2019 regular season when Augusta National Women’s Amateur is taking place, so he won't be able to attend. But you can bet that he will be rooting for Lee and Li from afar.

A's top prospect Jesús Luzardo shut down 4-6 weeks with shoulder injury

A's top prospect Jesús Luzardo shut down 4-6 weeks with shoulder injury

The A's rotation was already thin, and on Wednesday night it took a hit it really couldn't afford.

Top prospect Jesus Luzardo, who had been one of the A's best pitchers in Arizona, has been shut down for four to six weeks with a rotator cuff strain in his throwing shoulder.

General manager David Forst informed reporters in Japan of the development just hours before the A's and Mariners were set to play their second regular season game.

In 9.2 innings this spring, Luzardo allowed just one earned run and struck out 15.

The 21-year-old left-hander had made a strong case to be part of the rotation once the team opens its schedule back in the US. Instead, he likely won't be ready until at least May.

Losing Luzardo is a tough blow for an A's team searching for dependable rotation arms.