76ers just finished an unusually long shootaround this morning at the US Airways Center in Phoenix. Tonight, the Sixers (12-19) play the Suns (13-16).
It looks as if Andre Iguodala will likely miss his second consecutive game due to a flare up in his right Achilles tendinitis. You can check out the video below of Doug Collins talking about Iguodala's status, as well as the status of Lou Williams, and Jason Kapono.
Collins said that Iguodala did not participate in this morning's shootaround and said it was "doubtful" that he'd have Iguodala for tonight's game. Iguodala said that if the game was right now, there would be no way he could play, but that he was heading back to the hotel for more treatment and there was an outside chance he'd feel better by gametime. Iguodala said he started feeling increased pain after the game against the Boston Celtics on Dec. 22, but wanted to try to play through it against the Denver Nuggets. In talking to Andre, it really sounded as if this injury has been lingering all season.
Lou Williams, whose daughter was born yesterday, is in Phoenix and is expected to play tonight. Lou wasn't at shootaround, but word was that he'd arrived to the team hotel and should be available tonight. Forward Jason Kapono (strained calf) is probable for tonight.
Without Iguodala, Collins' starting lineup will likely remain the same: Jrue Holiday, Jodie Meeks, Andres Nocioni, Elton Brand, and Spencer Hawes. It will be another chance for rookie Evan Turner, as well, although with Lou's return there will be fewer minutes to go around.
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