In case you haven’t noticed, and judging by the attendance you haven’t, the Philadelphia 76ers lost Andre Iguodala to an Achilles injury in Friday night’s loss to the Lebron-less Cleveland Cavaliers. It doesn’t seem like a big issue, but according to Adam Levitan of Rotoworld.com, he’ll miss Sunday’s battle for the Eastern Conference lead with the New York Knicks.
“Sixers announce Andre Iguodala (achilles) will NOT play Sunday vs. Knicks. Listed as day-to-day. Nocioni (ankle) expected to play,” Levitan tweets.
If Iguodala is shelved for any significant length of time, it could be a crushing blow to the 76ers title hopes this season. They would have to search the free agent market to find someone who could come in immediately and be maddeningly inconsistent while launching three-pointers they have no business taking. Said free agent would also have to be a tweener who keeps other players either on the bench or playing out of position, limiting their effectiveness.