The Golden State Warriors have already claimed a 2-0 advantage in their NBA Finals series against the Cleveland Cavaliers, and they could receive even more help.
Versatile forward Andre Iguodala, who has been sidelined with a knee injury, is reportedly planning to make a return in the near future. According to ESPN, Iguodala has been pain free and ramping up his physical activities.
He initially suffered a deep bone bruise during Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals.
Even though Iguodala has seen significant improvements in his physical status, the Warriors have not yet given a concrete timeline for his return. Like their player, the Warriors are optimistic he will return quickly.
"I'm optimistic Andre will play at some point in the series," Warriors head coach Steve Kerr told reporters. "He has gotten better gradually, but there's no way of knowing for sure at this point.”
Iguodala has missed the past six games, spanning the Warriors’ series against the Houston Rockets and the current NBA Finals series against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
ESPN added that Iguodala was hopeful that he would see the floor in Game 3, although he anticipated playing prior to Game 2.
The high-powered Golden State offense will look to continue its hot-shooting when the team treks to Quicken Loans Arena for Game 3. Even if Iguodala does not return, the team caught a break when Klay Thompson was able to appear in Game 2. Thompson had been listed as questionable with a high ankle sprain.
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