Iguodala (back) produced four points (2-6 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 0-2 FT), nine rebounds, four assists, two blocks and two steals across 38 minutes in Sunday's 93-89 Game 7 loss to the Cavaliers. The Warriors brought Iguodala off the bench for the contest, but as anticipated, he still saw huge minutes while he was tasked primarily with trying to limit LeBron James. While James finished with a triple-double, he also shot a mediocre 9-for-24 from the floor and committed five turnovers, with Iguodala having a hand in some of the Cavs' star's struggles. That said, Iguodala still appeared to be at less than full strength due to the stiff back, and his inability to convert from downtown mirrored the team's struggles in that respect during the second half. The 2016-17 season will mark the final year of Iguodala's contract, and with a full offseason to recover, he should be ready to go for training camp.
Iguodala will come off the bench for Game 7 of the NBA Finals on Sunday in favor of Festus Ezeli. There has been no update on Iguodala's back tightness, but he is still expected to play by head coach Steve Kerr. It's unclear how this will affect his minutes, but since Ezeli is starting, it's likely Iguodala could see a slightly decreased role behind Ezeli.
Head coach Steve Kerr expects Iguodala (back) to play in Game 7 of the NBA Finals on Sunday, Monte Poole of Comcast SportsNet reports. Iguodala exited Game 6 briefly on Thursday with back tightness before returning. It's unclear how Kerr will treat Iguodala's back issue, or if the Warriors will limit his minutes at all, but if he isn't able to play, expect Harrison Barnes and James McAdoo's roles to increase slightly.
Iguodala (back) finished with five points (2-5 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 0-2 FT), four rebounds and three assists across 30 minutes in the Warriors' 115-101 loss to the Cavaliers in Thursday's Game 6. Iguodala experienced tightness in his back early in the contest, which limited his effectiveness and eventually forced him to the locker room for treatment. He was able to return to the game, but the back remained an issue, restricting his mobility. With Game 7 not until Sunday, Iguodala will have plenty of time to recuperate, but he still may be forced to fight some residual pain during that game.
Iguodala (back) was able to return to the floor in the fourth quarter of Thursday's Game 6 matchup against the Cavaliers. The veteran wing left for the Warriors' locker room in the third quarter of Thursday's game to receive treatment on his ailing back. He has since been able to return to action, however. Iguodala has five points, four rebounds, and a pair of assists in 28 minutes of action thus far Thursday.
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