Warriors rule Andre Iguodala out for Game 1 of the Finals

After missing the final four games of the Western Conference Finals with a leg contusion, the Golden State Warriors have already ruled Andre Iguodala out for Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

The update here outside of Iggy being ruled out is that Golden State is also calling the injury a bone bruise. That could be the reason that he’s been out for much longer than originally anticipated. Iguodala himself is in the process of getting a second opinion on the injury.

Set to take on LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Finals for a fourth consecutive year, this is no small news. The difference Iguodala makes against James cannot be overstated.

Golden State might very well be massive favorites heading into the championship round, but Iguodala’s absense for the early part of the series could play a huge role here.

It’s going to be interesting to see how Warriors head coach Steve Kerr adjusts. We can expect Kevin Durant to guard James a vast majority of the time with Iggy still sidelined.