Iguodala out of Warriors' season opener against Rockets

Reigning NBA champions the Golden State Warriors will be without Andre Iguodala for their season opener against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday.

The Warriors confirmed Iguodala's absence prior to tip-off, with the two-time champion still recovering from a back strain.

Iguodala averaged 7.6 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 3.4 assists for the Warriors during the regular season in 2016-17.

In the playoffs as the Warriors trumped the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, the 33-year-old averaged 7.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists.

Meanwhile, the Warriors also announced that forward Omri Casspi is available to play despite a mild ankle sprain.

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