HoopsHype Andre Iguodala rumors

December 12, 2013 Updates

"I wasn't upset about the trade, it was the timing," he continued. "It was like, 'I'm in the Olympics, I'm playing some meaningful minutes, and you're trading me in the medal round.'" Krzyzewski asked Iguodala if he could still perform. "The minutes kind of came down,1 which I understood, because in Coach K's mind, he's like, 'His head might not be in the right place right now,' because he doesn't know me personally. So that was the only thing that I was upset about. It could've waited five days." Grantland

They wanted a shooter and a scorer and a winning team, not a player who could do it all. Iguodala consulted with Donovan McNabb, the Eagles' oft-criticized quarterback. "Philly is not understanding [about anyone who is] 19 years old and coming into this league," Shanklin said. "Philly is on record booing Santa Claus." Iguodala was nothing like the charismatic, controversial Iverson. His jumper ran hot-and-cold. He could be aloof in interviews. The fans were unforgiving, acting as though Iguodala himself had traded Iverson. "If we lost, I couldn't go out the next day," Iguodala said. "I couldn't walk outside. I would walk down the street and get 'Fuck you' all the time. People are always focused on what you don't do all the time. 'Why don't you do this, why don't you do that?' Maurice Cheeks was a great coach because he said, 'You got here because you do what you do. Do what you do well. Don't let nobody tell you what you can't do.' "I had some really good years in Philly, but there [were] always so many changes, and I've always had to tailor my game to each situation," Iguodala said. "It's taken away from what I bring to the table." Grantland

Pippen may have been a better shooter than Iguodala, but Kerr sees similarities between his former teammate and his fellow Arizona alumnus. "Both guys are more natural passers than scorers," he said. "They are both incredibly versatile defenders. Obviously, the athleticism is off the charts, and just the length. One of the reasons why Andre has become — and Scottie did become — distributors is that they weren't great shooters. So when you're not great at something, you figure out what you are really good at and you always work on your weaknesses." "Is Scottie considered a superstar?" Iguodala asked. "He played with MJ. Sometimes it's time and place. You got guys that have superstar capabilities but just aren't in the right spot." "I don't like comparisons too much, but I really do see myself as a Scottie type, a Penny type," Iguodala said. "Those are my two favorite players." Grantland

"I can be Tony Allen, but at the same time I can be Scottie Pippen on the offensive end," he said. "I could get 14 assists one night, or 25 points. I always talked about the hockey assist in Philly. The pass that leads to the pass that leads to the score is sometimes more important. I know if I hit Steph, Klay's man's going to have to rotate off the down pick because the big is on me. So there's 4-on-3 on the other side. I know if I swing it to Steph, somebody's going to have to cover him, and Klay's going to be wide open. Before the play is even set up, I know to go this way, so the defense has to shift a certain way. Swing, swing, you get a score every time. I learned this from Andre Miller." Grantland

December 2, 2013 Updates

Coach Mark Jackson finally responded Monday to former Denver coach George Karl's assertions that Andre Iguodala was Jackson's "mole" during the Warriors-Nuggets playoff series last spring. In a Q&A interview with independent Denver sportswriter Dave Krieger last week, Karl said there was "no question" Iguodala -- now a Warrior -- was the Denver player who communicated with Jackson about the Nuggets' alleged attempt to injure guard Stephen Curry. San Jose Mercury-News

Rusty Simmons: Mark Jackson said Iguodala and Douglas are out for tomorrow's game vs. Toronto. He'll decide soon if they'll travel to Hou, Mem, Cha. Twitter @Rusty_SFChron

Warriors coach Mark Jackson said Sunday that injured Andre Iguodala, who did not make the trip for Sunday's game against the Sacramento Kings, is getting "closer and closer" to returning. "We'll stay true to the process as usual and look forward to having him back," Jackson said of Iguodala, who suffered a strained left hamstring against the Lakers on Nov. 22, the latest setback for an injury-plagued Warriors squad. Oakland Tribune

December 1, 2013 Updates

Warriors coach Mark Jackson said Sunday that injured Andre Iguodala, who did not make the trip for Sunday's game against the Sacramento Kings, is getting "closer and closer" to returning. "We'll stay true to the process as usual and look forward to having him back," Jackson said of Iguodala, who suffered a strained left hamstring against the Lakers on Nov. 22, the latest setback for an injury-plagued Warriors squad. Contra Costa Times

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Andre Iguodala had his pass intercepted by Los Angeles Lakers guard Xavier Henry with 3:25 left in the third quarter. He was running back on transition defense when, suddenly, he started limping and grabbed for his left hamstring. He began hopping on his one good leg toward the bench. Iguodala is a physical specimen among elite athletes. So if he is reacting that way, you know something’s wrong. Sure enough, it was. He felt a pop. “That’s what I felt, so that’s why I was so concerned,” Iguodala said. “I knew it was something. Normally I can just run it off or it’ll go away. But once I heard it pop, I knew it was serious.” Contra Costa Times

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