LAS VEGAS – Andre Iguodala will not participate in USA Basketball national team training for the FIBA World Cup while recovering from a procedure on his right knee, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Friday.
A 2012 Olympic gold medalist, Iguodala earlier in the offseason received an injection for knee tendinitis that caused him to miss six games last season. The team had determined no surgery would be needed and that the injection and rest would help the 30-year-old recover.
Kerr said after speaking with Iguodala on Thursday the player was ahead of schedule and feeling good even though he isn’t yet able to get on the court.
“He should be on the floor in our practice facility before too long,” Kerr said. “I can’t put a date on it, but the medical staff has told me no problems in terms of being ready for (Warriors training) camp.”
Iguodala played through knee tendinitis in the playoffs after missing 18 games during the regular season due to injuries.
In his first year of a four-year, $48 million contract, Iguodala earned a spot on the NBA’s All-Defensive first team while averaging 9.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.2 assists.
Warriors players Stephen Curry, David Lee and Klay Thompson remain on the USA national team roster that begins training later this month.