Warriors' Iguodala, Payton, Porter available for Game 1
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr says Andre Iguodala, Gary Payton, and Otto Porter are available for Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics, according to NBA.com's Mark Medina.
Iguodala last played in Game 4 of the Warriors' opening-round series against the Denver Nuggets due to a neck injury. The 2015 Finals MVP hasn't had a significant role on the court as in years past but remains a valuable leader in the Warriors' locker room.
Payton suffered a fractured elbow in a loss to the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 2 of their series on May 3.
The 29-year-old missed the rest of the second round and the entirety of the Western Conference finals against the Dallas Mavericks.
Payton may not immediately appear in the scheduled rotation, The Athletic's Anthony Slater reports.
Payton has averaged 6.1 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists, and almost a steal in 15.9 minutes per game in the playoffs.
Porter missed the last two games of the West finals with a foot injury. The veteran forward has had his moments in the postseason, scoring 10 points or more in four of his last six appearances.