The Golden State Warriors will rest Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala for the Golden State Warriors' Saturday game against the San Antonio Spurs.
Kerr said his decision was strictly due to health concerns and the fact the Warriors will have been on the road for seven of their past eight games.
"We're going to get [to San Antonio] at 3 a.m.," Kerr said. "Those guys are all playing big minutes, and this would give them three days before our home game, and then we'll have a whole week at home next week and a chance to get recharged.
"It's my call, and it's the right thing to do in terms of the way the season is playing out and the way the minutes have gone and KD's injury. It's the right thing to do, so we're doing it."
Iguodala was asked whether he knew before Friday's game that Kerr would be resting him against the Spurs.
"Nope, no clue," he said. "I do what master say."
Some interpreted the remark as a shot at Kerr. Iguodala later clarified his remark to ESPN, saying it was in no way a shot directed at Kerr and that it was only an inside locker room joke.