SF Rank – #7
Position – SF | 6′ 6″, 215 lbs | Golden State Warriors
Born – Jan 28, 1984 in Springfield, IL
Drafted – 2004: 1st Rnd, 9th by PHI
College – Arizona
Experience – 11 years
Sports Unbiased Staff G.F.R. Analysis
Ben Buchanan – When Steve Kerr decided to move Andre Iguodala to the bench last off-season, it turned some heads in the wrong direction. The veteran forward found himself coming off the bench for the first time in his career, and looking back on the move from my current perspective, it seemed very logical. At 31, a sixth man role suits Iguodala very well, and if you think Iguodala’s career is done, you are sadly mistaken. Need proof? Look no further than his tremendous finals MVP performance. Going into next year I except Iggy to play hard defense and continue to be a factor off the bench for the Warriors.
Jr. Williams – Here is a rare situation where stats tell a different story, so don’t let his lowly offensive numbers illude you into believing he’s not an efficient player, because he still has the potential to score with the best of them, the only difference is Iguodala’s not contributing minutes on a larger scale — but make no mistake about it, when his name is called, the impact is felt.
During the 2014-15 NBA playoffs Iguodala’s minutes increased to 30 mpg — minutes utilize effectively as he forced the best player in the league (LeBron James) to work hard for nearly every shot taken. Iguodala’s offense was also on par as he averaged 10 ppg and shot better than .475 from the field, and after 11 years of hard work and playing for three different teams, Iguodala has finally reached what has eluded him his entire career — an NBA Championship and Finals MVP Award.
Sauping R. Arguello – The Finals MVP shined when it mattered most. Sacrificing his starting position for the betterment of the team turned out to be the best thing for everyone involved. Does he have another magical season in him?
Keith Rivas – After getting his five minutes of fame as Finals MVP, Andre Iguodala is ready to crush opposing offenses with his stifling defensive abilities. Get ready for the sequel to the Splash Bros.