On Tuesday, Warriors coach put Andre Iguodala through a full practice and said that how he came out of that would determine if he could play in Game 3 Wednesday night.
He came out well enough — Iguodala was out getting in some sweat at Warriors shootaround on Wednesday and is expected to go in Game 3.
Iguodala had been pain free for a few days and has been pushing to play (he has been out since Game 4 of the Houston series with a lateral left leg contusion. Now it looks like he will get his chance. Which is trouble for Cleveland, a team already down 0-2 in this series and now Golden State is about to get better.
The return of Iguodala reunites the Hampton’s 5, the Warriors most potent lineup (Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, and Iguodala). Iguodala was the 2015 NBA Finals MVP, largely due to his defense on LeBron James, and that may be where he can make the biggest impact this series. Iguodala on LeBron means Durant can cover a lesser threat and be rested for the offensive end, it also means Green to cover a non-shooting threat so he can be a help defender and rim protector.