Continuing to nurse a sprained right wrist, 76ers swingman Andre Iguodala was limited to noncontact drills Monday as the team prepared for the season opener Wednesday against Miami.
The sprain - believed to be a lingering injury for Iguodala, who played this summer on the USA Basketball team - kept him out of practice Sunday at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. The Sixers went through drills Monday but did not scrimmage.
Iguodala said he expects to play against the Heat.
"That's the plan," he said. "I haven't been able to shoot the ball for a couple days, just trying to get it better. I had a problem with it this summer. It wasn't this bad, so I played through it a little bit and wore a little device to help me out."
Iguodala said he aggravated the injury in the preseason finale on Wednesday but did not feel the effects of it until the end of Friday's practice. The Sixers had the day off on Thursday.
"I think it's just wear and tear," he said.
Sixers coach Doug Collins said he expects Iguodala to be fine.
"His wrist is better, but we didn't want him to get banged today. Makes no sense to do that," Collins said. "[Iguodala] is in great shape, so hopefully he can get some running in tomorrow before we have to get going."
A Sixers spokesman said Monday that "a very limited" number of tickets remain for Wednesday's opener against the Heat at the Wells Fargo Center.