By SI Wire
October 15, 2014

Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala was replaced by Harrison Barnes in the starting lineup for Sunday's exhibition against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Iguodala scored four points and recorded eight assists with zero turnovers in 21 minutes.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr later said he was pleased with how Iguodala played off the bench, saying Iguodala "solidified" the reserve unit, according to a report from Diamond Leung of the Bay Area News Group.

Iguodala, who has never come off the bench his 10 seasons in the NBA, was asked his opinion on starting.

Iguodala reiterated that the question about his status in the lineup should not be a big story. Asked if he cared if he started or not, he said, "I don't know. That's a good question."

He paused.

"It's just playing ball, you know? You try not to make a big deal out of it."

What Iguodala does agree with Kerr about is that the depth on the team is something that should be embraced.

"I think we know the depth we have and how many guys we can put out there on the floor, which should help us stay fresh throughout the year," Iguodala said. "It could be anyone's night. Coaches continue to reiterate that fact that it could be anyone's night at any given time, so be patient if that night's not your night and just go with the flow.

"If we get 14 guys to believe in that, we can be pretty scary."

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Iguodala averaged 9.3 points and 4.2 assists over 63 games last season while helping the Warriors win 51 games in the regular season before losing in the first round of the playoffs.

Golden State opens the regular season Oct. 29 in Sacramento.

- Chris Johnson

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