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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Warriors Injury Update: Andre Iguodala will not play in FIBA World Cup

By on 7/12/2014 06:30:00 AM

The Golden State Warriors headed into this off season having won 51 games, but lost in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. A problem for the Warriors was injuries, as only six players appeared in 70 or more games and two key players, David Lee and Andre Iguodala missed significant time due to injury. Now the USA Basketball national team will also be without Iguodala, who is recovering from a procedure on his right knee.

Airman 1st Class Daniel Hughes/99th Air Base Wing  via Wikimedia Commons
As reported by Diamond Leung of the San Jose Mercury News, Iguodala had an injection earlier this off season for knee tendonitis that caused him to miss six games last season. The Warriors determined that Iguodala would not need surgery, instead said that rest would help him recover. 

Although Kerr said that Iguodala was feeling good and ahead of schedule, he was not good enough to get on the court.  

Iguodala, in his first season with the Warriors, averaged only 9.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game, but he excelled on defense and was named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team.  The 11-year NBA veteran has played for the 76ers, Nuggets and Warriors and has career averages of 14.6 points, 5.7 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game.

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