HoopsHype Andre Iguodala rumors

December 2, 2013 Updates
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

November 29, 2013 Updates
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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

November 16, 2013 Updates

“When you look at him as a basketball player, you appreciate everything he does on the floor from rebounding to playmaking. He doesn’t care if he shoots and he doesn’t care about touches. He’s a guy with a high IQ and he impacts the game without scoring. I don’t think you look at his numbers and try and justify why we got him or how much he is making, it doesn’t do him any justice to look at him that way. We’re happy to have him. … He gives us a proven guy. He gives us versatility. He gives us a playmaker, which we needed. He gives us another lockdown defender. And he’s a guy that’s not afraid of the moment. The thing that I love about him is his versatility and his playmaking ability.” HoopsWorld

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Q: How did you guys talk Andre Iguodala into signing here when you were capped out this summer? Joe Lacob, majority owner of the Golden State Warriors: “It’s interesting, during one of the playoff games in Denver, I was sitting on the floor. It turned out per chance, that one of his cousins was sitting behind us. We introduced and got to know him during the first game. When we came back for the second game, he made it pretty clear that Andre liked the Warriors, liked the organization. Obviously, I couldn’t talk about that at the time, but when he did become a free agent, I didn’t have to sell a lot. He was pretty sold. He sees how we do things, and the word gets out among the players. We get approached all of the time by agents with really big names who say, ‘Hey, when my guy’s contract is up, we’d really like to consider playing for the Warriors, because you’re building something the right way.’ We can’t talk to them, because it’s illegal, but you can see that we’re building something for the future, and people can sense that.” San Francisco Chronicle

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