Andre Iguodala listed as questionable for Game 6 vs. Rockets
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has listed forward Andre Iguodala as questionable heading into Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals against the Houston Rockets, according to Mark Medina of the San Jose Mercury News.
Iguodala suffered a lower left injury during Game 3 of the series after banging knees with Rockets guard James Harden. He’s missed Games 4 and 5, which both have resulted in losses for the team.
“I have no idea,” Kerr said Friday morning about Iguodala’s status, according to Connor LeTourneau of The San Francisco Chronicle. “He’s gotten incrementally better each day, but I haven’t talked to him this morning.”
Kerr didn’t make it a mystery, saying he is only waiting from the go-ahead from head performance therapist Chelsea Lane to plug him back into the rotation.
“Chelsea just needs to tell me that he can play,” Kerr said, referencing Iguodala. “That’s it. Other than that, he’s either healthy enough to play or he’s not.”
Andre Iguodala had held point guard Chris Paul and backcourt mate James Harden to a combined 1-of-41 from the field from Games 1-3 as the primary defender, making him a key presence at the defensive end, as well as a pace-setting contributor at the offensive end — something that has proved utterly vital in a series where the Warriors seem to have lost their offensive identity throughout the last few games.
The Rockets recently lost Paul for Game 6 after he suffered an injury to his hamstring, making this a pivotal opportunity to take this series to a Game 7.