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Andre Iguodala - SG/SF, 6'6, 215
Free agent - Last played with Golden State (2017)
       Date of birth: 01/28/1984
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 9th pick, 2004
     Out of: Arizona
  NBA Experience: 13 years
  Hand: Right

From blog:


   Sham's 2010 NBA Draft Night Recap, Part 1
2010-06-27

How Philadelphia balance their roster from here is not immediately obvious. Even with this huge infusion of talent, the situation is a mess. Andre Iguodala has been used as their primary halfcourt creator over the last two seasons, but really isn't that good at it; unfortunately, he plays the same position as Turner. So do does Thaddeus Young, a man who would be an ideal backup combo forward in the role that Turk Nowitzki fits for Milwaukee (and that Jeff Green should do for Oklahoma City), but who has to share time there with equally effective backup Marreese Speights and the remains of Elton Brand, with whom the team are stuck. Bad trades have also seen the team stuck with Andres Nocioni and Jason Kapono as unnecessary small forward options; meanwhile, the only average guards are Jrue Holiday and Louis Williams, neither of whom are really point guards, but whom also cannot really play together. It's an unbalanced team further penalised by a bad salary situation, a lack of proper two guards, and a centre rotation of Spencer Hawes and Jason Smith that has all the defensive intensity of a playground punch-up.

They've caught an enormous break here, though.

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   2017 NBA Manifesto
2017-06-29

Andre Iguodala
SG/SF, 6’6, 215lbs, 33 years old, 13 years of experience

Iguodala still does so many things for this or indeed any team that losing him would be a painful loss. Despite the fact that McCaw may grow into his role over time, offering much of the same things, not even favour-able McCaw projections such as mine see him offering them quite to the standard Iguodala does, a star role player if ever there was one. However, if the enormous cost of keeping the team together is going to force the team's hand into losing someone of note, I argue that it should be Iguodala. His defence is impeccable, but the team with both Thompson and Green is the one that can afford to lose it. His transition game is very useful, but the Warriors could sign Bob Costas and still be able to get up and down the floor. And while his occasional scoring via spot-ups, cuts and the occasional off-the-dribble move reminiscent of his youth are still handy, they are not as vital as the others. Hopefully it needn't happen, but if someone has to go, the veteran backup small forward is the one.

Player Plan: Expiring $12,112,359 contract. Of all of the front five, should one absolutely have to walk to keep costs down, Iguodala could be the one. He does a lot for the team, of course, but is also the oldest and the least vital. With this in mind, maybe he can be convinced to take a discount.

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   Chicago's Meticulously Crafted 2011 Offseason Plan That Relies An Awful Lot Upon Guesswork
2011-06-09

[...] The choice of Jackson over the other candidates was deliberate, and only slightly motivated by cost. Andre Iguodala is better at small forward, ball dominant, not nearly as good of a shooter as he thinks he is, and not nearly the calibre of half-court creator he so desperately wants to be.26 A backcourt of Derrick Rose and Monta Ellis cannot stop anybody, and while it would thrive in the open court, it effectively mitigates itself in the half court. J.R. Smith can't be trusted, and was once traded by the Bulls for Adrian Griffin and Aaron Gray, which is no endorsement at all. Anthony Parker is no longer starting calibre. Michael Heisley has seemingly made the cost of acquiring O.J. Mayo unnecessarily prohibitive, particularly for one so average. Jason Richardson no longer wants to dribble, defend, or do anything much to get open without the ball. Vince Carter is emphatically done. Denver should (or ought) match a full MLE deal to Arron Afflalo. Courtney Lee won't come for anything less than Omer Asik, which is not a deal worth making. The Daniel Gibson, Jamal Crawford and Leandro Barbosa-types would be most useful, but only as hard-to-acquire backups. And Richard Hamilton is.......well, no.

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