Golden State Warriors Provide Update on Injured Forward

If the Golden State Warriors are going to get some postseason reinforcements from Andre Iguodala, it won't be in the first round. The team announced via Twitter that the four-time NBA champion's fractured left wrist will be reevaluated in two weeks.

Iguodala has been unavailable since injuring his wrist on March 13th against the Phoenix Suns. Another two weeks on the shelf will mean he'll miss at least the remainder of the Warriors' first-round matchup against the Sacramento Kings. The Warriors currently trail 2-1 in the series.

Iguodala appeared in only eight games for the Warriors during the 2022-23 season and played only 113 total minutes. Still, he had a huge role on most of their championship squads, even winning the 2014-15 Finals MVP. His defensive ability and veteran leadership raises whatever hypothetical ceiling the Warriors have, and his return would be a boon should the Warriors advance.

Advancing is hardly guaranteed. The Warriors have lost both road games against the Kings so far and are a miserable 11-32 away from the Chase Center this season (including the playoffs). With the Kings sporting home-field advantage, the Warriors will need to somehow steal a win in Sacramento if they're to have any hope of making the semi-finals. Iguadolo won't have a chance to help them unless they can reverse their fortunes.

The Warriors host the Kings for Game 4 on Sunday at 3:30 PM ET.

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