Andre Iguodala out for Warriors-Rockets Game 7
After dropping two straight without Andre Iguodala, the Warriors won Game 6 of the Western Conference finals with him still sidelined. So, it can be done.
Golden State must find out.
Anthony Slater of The Athletic:
Injury update from shootaround: Andre Iguodala will not play in Game 7.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) May 28, 2018
Steve Kerr on Andre Iguodala missing the last four games of this series: "He's frustrated. His body has not responded to this point."— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) May 28, 2018
The Warriors have Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson. They can certainly win without their worst star or best non-star, however you want to classify Iguodala.
But it’ll be harder.
Iguodala is a capable shooter, ball-handler, passer and defender. Other options as Golden State’s fifth primary player – Kevon Looney, Jordan Bell or Shaun Livingston – are deficient in at least one of those areas. Without Iguodala, offensive spacing is a tighter. Defensive versatility is reduced.
The Warriors will still put a historic amount of talent on the floor tonight, and Chris Paul’s injury looms on the other side. Nobody is counting out Golden State because of this.