Kerr: Andre Iguodala still 'a ways away from playing'

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If the reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors (65-7) tie or surpass the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls' record mark of 72 victories in a season over these final weeks, it will likely be without Andre Iguodala in the rotation.

Prior to Sunday's game against the lowly Philadelphia 76ers, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr told reporters that Iguodala was still "a ways away from playing" after injuring his ankle on March 11 against the Portland Trail Blazers, according to Yahoo Sports' Marc Spears.

His recovery time was originally listed at two weeks, but with just nine games remaining on Golden State's schedule after Sunday, the possibility arises that the team doesn't play him prior to the playoffs in order to preserve his health.

In 60 appearances off the bench as the leader of the Warriors' second unit, Iguodala is averaging 7.3 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 3.4 assists in 26.8 minutes per game. Golden State also allows 3.1 fewer points per 100 possessions on defense when the 12-year veteran is on the floor.