In what would be a boost for a Warriors team on the road, they could get Andre Iguodala back for Game 3 — bringing the Warriors’ most dangerous lineup, the Hampton’s 5, back together.
“He’s doing better,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “He played (Monday) some one-on-one, did some full-court drills. He told me he’s feeling better. So I would upgrade him to questionable. He’ll go through practice (Tuesday), and we’ll see how he feels after that, and tomorrow. But I think he’s getting closer, and I’m hopeful that he can play. If not tomorrow, then in Game 4. But, again, it’s day-to-day.”
Iguodala has reportedly been pain-free for a few days, and if that continues expect to see him suiting up Wednesday night. He has been out since Game 4 of the Houston Rockets series with a lateral left leg contusion.
While it reunites the Warriors’ most potent lineup, the biggest advantage of an Iguodala return is the defense on LeBron James. Iguodala on LeBron means Kevin Durant to cover someone else and stay more rested for the offensive end, it also means Draymond Green to cover a non-shooting threat so he can be a help defender and rim protector.
This is bad news for the Cavaliers, who are down 0-2 in the series and now the Warriors are about to get better.