Andre Iguodala will not play tonight in Utah.
Following shootaround, Steve Kerr discussed the decision to sit Iguodala.
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"We're just trying to be smart. Felt like it made more sense to give him a rest," Kerr told reporters. "We're just going based on how he's feeling and what the training staff suggests.
"But I fully expect him to be in the lineup Game 1."
Early in the 4th quarter of Golden State's loss to Milwaukee on March 29, the Warriors ruled Iguodala out for the rest of the night because of left knee soreness.
He missed the next four games.
Iguodala returned last Saturday vs New Orleans and played over 21 minutes.
Here's a clip from the 4th quarter:
Andre Iguodala (left knee soreness) will not play in the regular season finale in Utah. He missed 4 games, returned vs Pelicans, then didn't play at Phoenix on Sunday. I remember watching him in 4th quarter vs Nola on Saturday and thinking, "Iguodala is kind of hobbling around." pic.twitter.com/nLuGNhTfGG— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) April 10, 2018
Before the All-Star break, Iguodala averaged 5.4 points per game, while shooting 43.6 percent from the field and just below 23 percent from deep.
In 15 games after the break, Iguodala averaged 7.9 points, while shooting over 53 percent from the field and over 41 percent from deep.
To win the championship -- especially with Steph Curry's knee issue -- the Warriors need a healthy Iguodala...
Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller