The Golden State Warriors will be returning to their fourth straight NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, but a familiar face might not be around to help them. Versatile wing Andre Iguodala, who is known for making life tougher on LeBron James, is seeking a second opinion on his injured left knee.
According to ESPN, Iguodala is suffering from a left lateral leg contusion, and he has not progressed as well as both he and the team would have liked.
Iguodala, the 2015 NBA Finals MVP, has missed the Warriors’ last four games. Head coach Steve Kerr detailed Iguodala’s mood following the team’s Game 7 win over the Houston Rockets.
"He's frustrated," Kerr said. "His body has not responded at this point."
The Warriors will enter their series against the Cavaliers as heavy favorites, but Iguodala’s absence could give the Cavs’ offense some breathing room. In Iguodala’s absence, Kerr has started forward Kevon Looney. In addition to Looney, the Warriors have cycled through Nick Young and Jordan Bell off the bench.
Patrick McCaw, who played a key role in last year’s NBA Finals, might make more of an appearance now that he has returned to action. McCaw had been sideline with a spinal injury suffered during the regular season.
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