Andre Iguodala breaks nose, expected just to play through it

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Andre Iguodala may soon join the club of masked players in the NBA.

Iguodala was out on the court for Golden State’s win over the Lakers Thursday night (the Warriors’ perimeter players had a field day against the Lakers’ perimeter “defense”) and suffered a blow to his face at one point.

A pretty bad blow apparently, reports Monte Poole of

So, does Iguodala go with the Kobe-style black mask or more the Rip Hamilton clear version?

The good news is that it doesn’t seem that serious. Injuries are going to be a concern in the West, a conference with so little margin for error. So long as the Warriors can keep their core guys healthy — such as Iguodala and, more importantly, Andrew Bogut — their defense should be strong. Combine that with what should be an improved offense (that’s why they brought Steve Kerr in) and this is a dangerous team.

No matter how long Iguodala wears a mask.