If you've watched a Golden State Warriors game this year, you've probably seen a lot of Andre Iguodala.
It's just that a fair amount of what you saw wasn't about him playing basketball.
Iguodala has been a fixture on the Warrior's bench this year,
putting on memorable plays, celebrating with teammates, and coaching youngsters. But he has yet to appear in a game or give a date when he might return to the court.
However, the 19-year-old NBA veteran has taken a step toward returning to the courts in recent days. Ahead of the Warriors' dramatic double-overtime victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night,
Warriors fans have talked about how the team is wasting money by using a roster spot on him if they only want to use him as a coach.
Last season taught us a lot: on the one hand, Kerr trusted Iguodala with 19.5 minutes a night. On the other hand, Iguodala's body lasted only 31 games.
The Warriors are slow to play the 2012 All-Star and 2015 Finals MVPs for both of these reasons. They almost certainly intend to use him in a fairly prominent role off the bench.
If Iguodala is starting to slump now, it's very possible we'll see him later this month, though the team will again be keeping a close eye on him.