A lot of things have to be twisted so that Andre Iguodala isn’t tonight against LeBron James in The Quicken Loans Arena. The Warriors forward, who has not played since being injured in the third game of the Western Conference finals against the Houston Rockets, has not felt pain in his left knee for several days, which has allowed him to train and monitor closely his come-back.
Despite the optimism for those good feelings, the official part of the team said yesterday that he remained as doubtful; that is, the same state in which he has been since the aforementioned injury occurred. That has changed in the last hours. Steve Kerr, questioned about the state of his player for the third game of the finals, says there are “many possibilities” for his return to action.
With a 2-0 lead in the series, the return of Iggy can give a final push to Golden State in order to get his third ring in four years. We are no longer talking about an elemental piece on a defensive level, but about his ability to secure the ball and be a creator of plays in attack. And of course, with LeBron James averaging 40 points in two games, any help will be welcome.