Andre Iguodala Knows His Value to the Warriors, ‘people Can Think I'm Done…'

On Monday afternoon, the Warriors ruled Andre Iguodala out for the regular-season finale against the Jazz.

This meant one thing:

With the playoffs starting in two days, Iguodala is ready to crank things up.

"I feel good," Iguodala recently told Marcus Thompson of The Athletic. "I take care of my body. You gotta pace yourself for the long haul. We've been trying to peak at the right time. So I'm good."

Iguodala is here to play his best basketball when it matters the most -- the postseason.

Iguodala's numbers during the:

-2014-15 regular season -- 7.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 46.6 percent from the field, 34.9 percent from deep
-2015 NBA Finals -- 16.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 52 percent from the field, 40 percent from deep (Finals MVP)

-2015-16 regular season -- 7.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 47.8 percent from the field, 35 percent from deep
-2015-16 playoffs -- 8.9 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 47.6 percent from the field, 38.5 percent from deep

Last year, he scored 20 points in Game 5 of the Finals -- his most in the 2018 playoffs.

So with Steph Curry potentially sidelined for the whole first round, expect Iguodala to be more aggressive and assertive.

"When you play the game the right way, things have a way of evening out," Iguodala told The Athletic. "I do things the right way. I take care of my body. I don't cheat the game. When you do that, the game takes care of you back.

"People can think I'm done. They can think what they want to think. But I know what I bring to the table. I know what I'm here for."

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

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