After the Warriors' 131-104 win over the Clippers on Sunday night, coach Steve Kerr hinted that he might rest four regulars in each of the final two games of the season.
It appears just three regular rotation players will sit out Tuesday night against the Pelicans.
Kevin Durant (rest), Andrew Bogut (rest) and Andre Iguodala (left toe soreness) have been ruled out for the game in New Orleans.
Injury report for tomorrow night's game at New Orleans: Andrew Bogut (rest), Kevin Durant (rest), Andre Iguodala (left toe soreness) and Damian Jones (left pectoral surgery) are out.— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) April 9, 2019
This will be the fourth consecutive game Iguodala has missed, but it appears to just be a precautionary thing at this point. Prior to Sunday's game, Kerr said that if it had been a playoff game, Iguodala would have played.
The Warriors locked up the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference on Sunday night, so Kerr can use the final two games to get his important players some much-needed rest before the playoffs open this weekend.
The defending back-to-back NBA champs still don't know if they will play Game 1 of the first round Saturday or Sunday, and they still don't know who they will play. The Clippers, Thunder and Spurs all are possibilities.