Iggy's health isn't where it needs to be for him to participate.
Andre Iguodala has missed Games 4, 5 and 6 with a lateral leg contusion, and is now being ruled out for 4th contest, the crucial Game 7 tilt against the Rockets. This news has been revealed just as reserve guard Patrick McCaw has been cleared to make his return, after suffering an injury on his spinal chord. Iggy suffered the injury as his knee collided with James Harden's knee. The Rocket guard was fortunate to avoid an injury on the play. Warrior's coach relaying Andre's frustration to the after shootaround this afternoon.
"He’s frustrated," Steve Kerr said. "He’s totally frustrated. If he could play, he would play. His body had just not responded to this point. We’re still hoping over the next few days, if we’re able to win (Monday), that he’ll make some improvement. But he has not gotten to where he needs to be."
The Warrior's coach made it absolutely clear that Iguodala was a player that figured in his plans should they advance to the next round. Kerr called Iguodala one of the smartest players he's ever been around, and a pivotal member of the second unit. On the other side, Rocket's coach expressed his frustration with Chris Paul's recovery. The Rocket guard is being evaluated throughout the day, but hasn't been completely been ruled out, as of this writing.
Tune in tonight at 9 P.M. Eastern Time to see how both teams adapt to the injury bug.