Kerr wants to see Harper with Giants
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.”