The Golden State Warriors were no stranger to the injury throughout the 2017-18 season.
It’s quite possible that head coach Steve Kerr and the Warriors coaching staff is being cautious early on this season. On Friday, the Warriors revealed that forward Andre Iguodala won’t play against the Utah Jazz due to a calf injury.
Earlier in the day, head coach Steve Kerr confirmed that Iguodala participated in the team’s shootaround, but they were going to keep an eye on Iguodala as tip-off inches closer and closer. Kerr also said that the team could elect to use Alonzo McKinnie and rookie Jacob Evans in their rotation if Iguodala can’t go.
In Tuesday’s season-opening 108-100 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, Iguodala scored 2 points, grabbed 2 rebounds, and dished out 2 assists in 10 minutes off the bench. Fellow forward Kevon Looney ended up seeing the most minutes off the team’s bench as he logged 18 on the night. Looney finished the contest with 10 points on 5-of-11 shooting while also securing 10 rebounds and recording 2 blocks against the Thunder.
Kerr was very complementary of Looney following the game, which could mean that the former UCLA Bruin is in line for more minutes with Iguodala out of the lineup.