Andre Iguodala has missed the last three games of the 2018 Western Conference Finals since suffering a left lateral leg contusion in Game 3, and as the series heads to Game 7, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr isn't holding his breath that the former NBA Finals MVP will suit up.
After Saturday night's 115-86 victory over the Houston Rockets in Game 6, Kerr revealed that he doesn't envision having Iguodala active Monday, via Sports Illustrated's Ben Golliver: "We're operating under the assumption that he will not play."
There's no denying Golden State has felt Iguodala's absence against Houston. The Warriors held a 2-1 series lead with the fifth member of the famed "Hamptons 5" on the court, and they lost their first two games without him before winning Game 6 to stave off elimination.
Without Iguodala available, Kerr has had to work with a different lineup and rotation. Third-year forward Kevon Looney—who had just four starts this season and eight in his career heading into the playoffs—has started all three games in place of Iguodala. He has a plus-minus ratio of positive-10 the last three games.