Warriors Hope To Get Veteran Contributor Back For The Finals

He's already got three rings with the Golden State Warriors, and even an NBA Finals MVP, in his first go-round with the team, but 38-year-old Andre Iguodala is hoping to come back in time to claim one more title. According to NBA Insider Shams Charania, the veteran forward could be back soon.

"I'm told the hope is that he'll be able to progress to make a return in the finals," Charania told Pat McAfee. 

The Warriors have a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference Final over the Dallas Mavericks, and as we all know, no NBA team has ever come back from a 3-0 playoff series deficit. 

Iguodala has been out of the Golden State lineup for weeks with a neck injury. The 18-year veteran last played one month ago in Game 4 of the Warriors' first-round series with the Denver Nuggets. Overall, he played a total of 31 games this season, contributing 4 points and 3.7 assists in about 19 minutes per game. 

But we all know how Iguodala thrives on the big stage of the NBA Finals, and his veteran presence can only help. In addition, his return could be even more crucial if Otto Porter Jr. misses significant time with a "concerning" foot injury suffered in Game 3 against Dallas on the weekend. 

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