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NBA says Andre Iguodala did not foul Damian Lillard in closing seconds

NBA says Andre Iguodala did not foul Damian Lillard in closing seconds

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The film has been reviewed and the results are in.

Andre Iguodala did not foul Damian Lillard in the closing seconds of the Warriors' Game 2 win over the Blazers in the Westeren Conference finals, according to the NBA's Last Two Minute Report.

The explanation states:

"Iguodala (GSW) makes marginal contact with Lillard (POR) on the perimeter before cleanly stripping the ball."

Additionally, Klay Thompson fouled Lillard with about 10 seconds left because Golden State had a foul to give. The report says that Dame got away with a travel seconds before the foul:

"[Observable in enhanced video] Lillard (POR) switches his pivot foot before the release of his dribble."

So in theory, Dame should have never been in position to think that he was fouled by Iguodala with 4.1 seconds remaining.

"I know it's a tough position for the referees to be in to make a call at that point in the game," he said to reporters after the game. "Tried to get a little bit of space the first time. He grabbed my arm, and I lost the ball a little bit. I regained it, and I was going to shoot it again. He got his hand on the ball.

"For me, as the offensive player, I felt like it was contact. There was a lot of contact. But obviously, the ref is not going to decide the game or jump in at that point. You know, so ... good defensive play."

If you're new to this space, let us remind you about a story on Iguodala from June 2018 from Marcus Thompson of The Athletic:

He said last season a referee came up to him out of the blue and apologized. The referee said he watched film on Iguodala and found about four calls when he whistled Iguodala for a foul.

But the film showed Iguodala got all ball. The ref was a convert. He believed in Iguodala’s magic.

“He said, ‘I went back and looked at them. None of them was fouls,'” Iguodala said. “I was like, ‘I know!’ Every time I see him now, he is laughing. He knows I don’t be fouling.”

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If you aren't a convert yet, then we can't help you.

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Source: Warriors' Damian Jones to play summer league in California Classic

Source: Warriors' Damian Jones to play summer league in California Classic

Damian Jones has only played 49 games since the Warriors took the center with the No. 30 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. With Golden State's roster in flux, the big man needs more reps.

That's exactly what he will get this summer, too. 

A source has told NBC Sports Bay Area's Logan Murdock that the Warriors will use Jones on their summer league team at the California Classic in Sacramento. 

The Calfornia Classic will be held July 1, 2 and 3 at Golden 1 Center. It will feature four teams -- the Warriors, Kings, Lakers and Heat. 

Jones, who turns 24 on June 30, played in 24 games last season for the Warriors. He started 22, averaging 5.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and one block over 17.1 minutes per game. 

Jones began the season as the Warriors' starting center while DeMarcus rehabbed a torn Achilles. But he tore a left pectoral muscle in December and didn't return until Game 1 of the Western Conference finals

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This upcoming season will be a big one for Jones, as he needs to stay healthy and prove he can be a reliable option for the Warriors in the present and the future.

NBA free agency 2019: 10 players Warriors could target to help next season

NBA free agency 2019: 10 players Warriors could target to help next season

NBA free agency is less than a week away, the Warriors find themselves under unique circumstances. 

Their top two free agent targets -- Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant -- will be rehabbing career-altering injuries that could keep them out all, not most of next season. 

If both re-sign, the Warriors will be well over the luxury tax, meaning they'll only have a tax payer's mid-level exception and veteran minimum deals to hand out when free agency starts June 30.

Despite their salary-cap situation, some intriguing free agents could be had in Golden State's price range. To get you ready for free agency, here's a list of potential options for the Warriors. 

CLICK TO SEE 10 FREE AGENTS THAT COULD HELP THE WARRIORS NEXT SEASON