Kerr wants to see Harper with Gi­ants

San Francisco Chronicle Late Edition - - NBA - By Con­nor Le­tourneau Con­nor Le­tourneau is a San Fran­cisco Chron­i­cle staff writer.

War­riors head coach Steve Kerr is an avid Dodgers fan, but even he would like to see the Gi­ants sign out­fielder Bryce Harper.

“It could be fun,” Kerr said Sun­day af­ter­noon when in­formed that San Fran­cisco was courting Harper. “I’d love it if Bryce Harper came here. Does my opin­ion mat­ter? Bryce, come to the Gi­ants! Let’s go! Is that true? Is that go­ing around? Kind of ? It’s ex­cit­ing.”

Gi­ants of­fi­cials met last week with Harper in Las Ve­gas. Harper, a six-time All­Star and the 2015 Na­tional League MVP, re­port­edly turned down a 10-year, $300 mil­lion of­fer from his in­cum­bent team, the Na­tion­als, be­fore the sea­son ended.

Grow­ing up in South­ern Cal­i­for­nia, Kerr be­came a Dodgers fan. Asked why he would want Harper to join his fa­vorite team’s ri­val, Kerr told the San Fran­cisco Ex­am­iner, “It would make the games more in­ter­est­ing.”

Iguo­dala up­date: War­riors for­ward An­dre Iguo­dala (left ham­string tight­ness) was held out for Sun­day evening’s game against the Heat.

“It flared up at the very end when we took him out mid­fourth quar­ter” of Fri­day’s win over Phoenix, Kerr said. “He just felt a lit­tle tweak in there. So, we’re go­ing to play it safe.”

Iguo­dala, 35, is av­er­ag­ing 5.8 points on 49.1 per­cent shoot­ing, 3.3 as­sists and 3.9 re­bounds. Be­fore post­ing three points, six as­sists and four re­bounds against the Suns, he to­taled a com­bined 28 points on 12-for-16 shoot­ing, nine re­bounds and eight as­sists in Wed­nes­day’s win over San An­to­nio and a Feb. 2 win over the Lak­ers.

Rookie Ja­cob Evans III — fresh off be­ing re­called from the G League — also missed Sun­day’s game, be­cause of left pelvic sore­ness.

Wade re­tire­ment: Sun­day marked the fi­nal game in the Bay Area for Mi­ami guard Dwyane Wade, if he re­tires as ex­pected at the end of this sea­son.

“I’ve just en­joyed watch­ing him play over the years,” Kerr said roughly 90 min­utes be­fore tip-off. “Great player. Amaz­ing to watch. Made a huge im­pact on the NBA, and I’m happy that we are hon­or­ing him and his ca­reer tonight. I think it’s ap­pro­pri­ate.

“He’s one of the stars of this league who I think has re­ally given the fans a lot of thrills over the years. It’s re­ally ap­pro­pri­ate.”

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