June 8 update: All three players are available for Game 3 against the Celtics, although Porter Jr. and Payton II are more likely to see minutes over Iguodala given how Game 2 went.
June 7 update: Iguodala is questionable for Game 3 after missing Game 2. Porter Jr. and Payton II are also listed as questionable but we know they’re in no real danger of missing Game 3.
June 5 update: Porter Jr. is available for Game 2.
June 5 update: Payton II is listed as available and is expected to be part of the rotation in Game 2 for the Warriors. Porter Jr. is still being listed as questionable.
June 5 update: Iguodala is listed as out, while Porter Jr. and Payton II are still questionable. Those guys are expected to be available.
June 4 update: All three guys are again being listed as questionable, but the only real discussion here is around Payton II. Iguodala and Porter Jr. should be good to go, and Payton II could’ve played if needed in Game 1 according to Steve Kerr. Expect all three guys to suit up for Golden State in Game 2.
June 2 update: All three guys are available for Game 1.
June 2 update: All three players are expected to be available for Game 1 of the NBA Finals per Shams Charania, although it remains to be seen if they will actually be taking the floor at any point in the contest.
The Golden State Warriors have listed Andre Iguodala, Otto Porter Jr. and Gary Payton II questionable for Game 1 of the 2022 NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics. Payton II is likely going to be a game-time decision, while Iguodala and Porter Jr. appear to be on track to be available.
Gary Payton II, Andre Iguodala and Otto Porter Jr. will all be listed as questionable for Game 1, per Kerr. All went through contact today at practice.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) June 1, 2022
Porter Jr. is the most likely to get major playing time out of the three, although Moses Moody has done a good job filling in for the veteran. The Warriors have gotten big minutes from a host of rotation players, so it’s hard to bank on any player having a decent role outside of the starters and Jordan Poole.
Iguodala seems unlikely to play, even if he’s listed as available. Payton II would be a big boost defensively, although the Warriors likely will put Andrew Wiggins on Jayson Tatrum instead of the guard. We’ll see how this shakes out ahead of Game 1.