Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said he will consider bringing forward Andre Iguodala off the bench this season, the San Jose Mercury-News' Diamond Leung reports.
Iguodala started all 63 games he played last season during his first year with the team. He averaged 10.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game, his lowest scoring season since his rookie year.
Kerr said the starting five of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Iguodala, David Lee and Andrew Bogut will likely stay the same, but he will consider changes.
"Andre [Iguodala] started last year, which he probably will [again], but there's a lot of options that we have because we've got really good players in Harrison [Barnes] and Draymond [Green]," Kerr said, adding that he would likely use the same lineup as last season. "But most of it usually comes down to how the combination fits. ... How do the pieces of the puzzle fit?"
Barnes, entering his third season out of North Carolina, averaged 9.5 points last season while shooting 39.9 percent from the field. Green scored 6.2 points per game last season to go with 5.0 rebounds per game. Barnes and Green were both members of the Team USA Select Team earlier this month in Las Vegas.
Golden State hired Kerr in May after firing Mark Jackson. The Warriors won 51 games last season and lost in the first-round of the playoffs to the Los Angeles Clippers.
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- Paul Palladino