HoopsHype Andre Iguodala rumors

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When Rob Babcock was fired, if he know that losing Vince Carter was either a certainty, or a likely possibility, why on earth did he pass on drafting Andre Iguodala? I recall in the wake of passing on Iguodala, the reason given was that the Raptors had Vince Carter. But if Babcock knew that we might lose Carter, this reason vanishes! Thanks, Eli A: Rob had only been on the job a few weeks and hadn’t been involved in any pre-draft workouts – and Vince’s desire to leave was not obvious on draft night – and Rob took the advice of people like Jack McCloskey, who thought Araujo was the best choice. Toronto Star

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"I don't wrestle with (the new notion of playing the role)" said Iguodala, who added he thinks longtime Los Angeles Lakers sixth man Lamar Odom was the best to ever play the role. "The only time I think about it is when I get asked about it, so I just deflect the question, like, 'I don't want to talk about it.' That's just how I deal with it. Don't ask me about it. I'm just going to be ready to play tomorrow. USA Today Sports

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As is always the case when the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers prepare to face off tonight, that tired, overused, overly-simplistic word that doesn't truly define what they have going here was dragged out yet again. Rivalry. "It's not a rivalry," Warriors small forward Andre Iguodala said with a grin as he clocked out Tuesday afternoon at the team's practice facility. "Neither one of these teams has done anything." USA Today Sports

As is always the case when the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers prepare to face off tonight, that tired, overused, overly-simplistic word that doesn't truly define what they have going here was dragged out yet again Tuesday afternoon. Rivalry. "It's not a rivalry," Warriors small forward Andre Iguodala said with a grin as he clocked out Tuesday afternoon at the team's practice facility. "Neither one of these teams has done anything." USA Today Sports

October 28, 2014 Updates

Kerr for more than a month has spoken publicly about wanting to experiment with Andre Iguodala and Leandro Barbosa on the court together. That Iguodala has been helping run the second unit in the preseason is still surprising to some given his history in the league. "I'm pretty shocked," Barbosa said. "I don't think Andre has been in that position before for the many years that he's been in the NBA. He's doing a great job. "We have a really good chemistry so far, and hopefully we can bring that energy to the (regular-season) games." Oakland Tribune

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How did you feel coming off the bench Sunday?: “It doesn’t matter to me who I’m playing with. I think I’m going to make anybody better. When I’m out there playing basketball, it’s just ‘let me do me,’ and everybody is going to benefit. I feel confident that whoever I’m out there with is going to win.” San Francisco Chronicle

Do you care if you start?: “Do I care? I don’t know. That’s a good question. I’m just playing ball. You try not to make a big deal out of it. I’ve been in the league for a really long time, and there a lot of stories about anything and little things. If my shoes are tied the wrong way, that can become a story. I’m trying not to make it a story this year, and I’m trying to win a championship.” San Francisco Chronicle

Has head coach Steve Kerr talked to you about your role?: “Coach Kerr is actually kind of weird toward me, so I don’t know. He’s a little weird, man. He doesn’t talk to me, at all. No, we’ve spoken. We’re just talking basketball. He’s a smart guy, who knows the game. I think I’m a smart guy, who knows the game. We throw a lot of things around about past basketball when he played, present basketball and the future of the game. We throw all type of things around.” San Francisco Chronicle

The Warriors' Andre Iguodala has never once come off the bench in his 10-year NBA career, but coach Steve Kerr is open to the idea of having the forward do so this season. Kerr likes Iguodala in the point-forward role, especially while the team is missing Shaun Livingston and looking for a ball-handler for when Stephen Curry is not on the court. So the coach had Iguodala come off the bench in Sunday's blowout exhibition win over the Los Angeles Lakers. Oakland Tribune

Iguodala, who played wearing a mask over a broken nose, responded to being replaced by Harrison Barnes in the starting lineup by racking up eight assists without committing a turnover. "It's just growing up, being smart about the situation," Iguodala said Tuesday. "You could do the opposite and kind of just tank it just to say that it's wrong. But like I said, our whole focus with this team is to try to continue to improve and make the most out of our unit, and we have so much depth, there are opportunities for us to get where everybody wants to be." Oakland Tribune

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Andre Iguodala'S TV used to cackle into the early morning, the laugh track of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air echoing in the semidarkness of his master bedroom. For years, this was the All-Star swingman's post-midnight routine: watch reruns around 2 a.m.; pass out around 4; wake up around 8; drag self to gym; repeat. Iguodala traces the insomnia back to the University of Arizona, where he'd toss and turn over his pro future. But it was only last season, with his 30th birthday staring him in the face, that the newly hired Warrior surrendered his problem to an employer. "I told them that I needed to see a sleep therapist ASAP," Iguodala says. "And it's funny: Keke told me he'd been thinking about the same thing." Keke Lyles, Golden State's director of athletic performance, had already been researching what amounts to an open secret about NBA slumber: Players sleep as lightly as undergrads during finals week but nap harder than Spanish plutocrats. Iguodala's typical game-day siestas, for example, ran three to four hours. "Even if they've been out all night," says Grizzlies trainer Drew Graham, "most of them take naps and think that's enough. They see the other guys do it." ESPN.com

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