The Golden State Warriors have provided an injury update on Andre Iguodala, with the veteran forward having underwent surgery on a fractured left wrist sustained on March 13 against the Phoenix Suns.
The injury has put a major question on whether we’ll ever see Iguodala take an NBA court again. The 39-year-old confirmed this would be his 19th and final season when he signed a one-year deal just prior to training camp during the offseason.
The Golden State Warriors will need to make a deep playoff run for Andre Iguodala to return to the floor and make an impact.
Golden State confirmed that surgery on Monday was successful, and that Iguodala would be re-evaluated in four weeks. That puts the four-time champion out for the remainder of the regular season, and at least the opening round of the playoffs should the Warriors actually secure a top eight seed in the Western Conference.
It was disappointing timing for Iguodala whose last game against the Suns may have actually been his best of the season. He had six points, three rebounds, two assists and a steal in 16 minutes, as well as being a +19 in the ball game.
That was just his fifth game since returning from a significant stint on the sidelines since mid-January. Iguodala will end up having played in just eight regular season games in 2022-23, a disappointing result even if the expectations on his workload were low heading into the season.
Golden State have since signed Anthony Lamb to a full contract in order to fill the void that Iguodala and Andrew Wiggins have left in the frontcourt. Even if the future Hall of Famer does return from the injury, there’d have to be little belief of his capacity to make a significant impact on the floor.