4-Time NBA Champion To Undergo Wrist Surgery

The Golden State Warriors could be without one of their grizzled veterans for their title defense playoff run this season, as they've learned today that 18-year veteran Andre Iguodala will be undergoing wrist surgery. 

Iguodala suffered a fractured left wrist during Monday's win over the Phoenix Suns, and the procedure to correct it will take place next week. For now, the Warriors are saying he'll be out indefinitely, but his status will be updated shortly after the surgery. At this point, there is certainly a chance that he won't be available for the playoffs. 

The 39-year-old has not had a very big role on the floor with the squad this year, playing in just eight games and averaging only 14 minutes and just 2.1 points in those games. But his leadership in the locker room has been an important part of this team for years, and for the Dubs' four NBA championships over the previous eight seasons (save for a two-year journey to South Beach with the Miami Heat a couple of years back).

Now in his 19th season, Iggy has career averages of 11.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.2 assists. 

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