Andre Iguodala upgraded to questionable for Game 3
Andre Iguodala has seemingly been getting closer to return to action with the Golden State Warriors, and Steve Kerr expressed some optimism over the veteran swingman’s status for the first time in a while on Tuesday.
While speaking with reporters, Kerr revealed that Iguodala has been upgraded from doubtful to questionable for Game 3 of the NBA Finals.
Steve Kerr says Andre Iguodala is upgraded to questionable for Game 3. Kerr says he’s hopeful he can go. And if not, Game 4 would be the goal.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) June 5, 2018
Per Steve Kerr, @andre did some on-court work Monday and said he felt better; Kerr said Iguodala would likely be listed as questionable for Game 3 Wednesday, with the hope he’ll be available for Game 4 if he can’t play tomorrow.
— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) June 5, 2018
Barring some sort of setback, it sounds like Golden State will be getting Iguodala back by Game 4 at the latest. Fortunately for them, there is no reason to rush him back now that they have jumped out to a 2-0 series lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Iguodala was named the NBA Finals MVP in 2015, and a big reason for that was the excellent defense he played on LeBron James. The latest report we heard about his injured knee sounded very promising, so there’s no reason he can’t go right back to playing that role if he’s cleared for Game 3.