According to a report, at least one member of the Golden State Warriors is hinting that Andre Iguodala, out since Nov. 22 with a hamstring injury, could be available Tuesday night when the Warriors host the New Orleans Pelicans at Oracle Arena.
According to Monte Poole of CSNBayArea.com, via Twitter:
Warriors PF David Lee implies Andre Iguodala cud return tonite. Others Dubs sources also saying it is possible.
— Monte Poole (@MontePooleCSN) December 17, 2013
It’s hard to understate how important Iguodala had been to the Warriors in the early going. With Iggy, Golden State was 8-5 and with him on the floor, the Warriors had an offensive rating of 109.4 (points per 100 possessions) and a defensive rating of a sterling 95.4.
Without Iguodala, the Dubs have gone 5-7 with an O-rating of 100.3 and a D-rating of 103.9, a net differential of 17.6 points.
So, yeah. He’s kind of important.
Iguodala, who came into the season as a 46 percent shooter overall and a 32.9 percent marksman from long range in his eight years with Philadelphia and one in Denver, was shooting out of his ever-loving mind in the first month.
Iggy was shooting 54.5 percent overall and a blistering 47.9 percent from 3-point range, getting all but one of his 3-pointers off assists.
Iguodala had been averaging 37.2 minutes a game, but it’s safe to assume that if he plays against the Pelicans, it will be with a minutes restriction.
All stats via NBA.com/Stats.