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Andre Iguodala out for Warriors-Rockets Game 7

Andre Iguodala, Chris Paul

Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) is fouled by Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (3) during the second half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals, Monday, May 14, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)


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:

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.