HoopsHype Andre Iguodala rumors

November 23, 2013 Updates

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

November 15, 2013 Updates

Tim Kawakami: Mark Jackson on last shot: "If the Thunder are in the same situation, you can bet your last dollar it's going to Durant or Westbrook. We have the luxury of having weapons on the floor... Today it was Andre who came up big at the buzzer." Twitter @timkawakami

November 12, 2013 Updates

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

November 5, 2013 Updates

Golden State's Andre Iguodala is with his second team in as many years since leaving the Sixers in the summer of 2012 in the trade that brought Andrew Bynum to Philadelphia from the Lakers. Though Bynum was the key piece in the four-team trade, part of the thinking in getting rid of Iguodala was to clear the path for Evan Turner to take over as the team's small forward. Asked whether he liked the transition to more freedom, Turner replied: "To some extent, but I was trying to get better and make my own situation. Dre did a lot of things that were positive for this city; he's obviously a winner, and to be able to play with him and be able to have a friendship with him is really cool. He's an Olympian and also a great player. "To me, he's the best defensive player in the league. He knows a lot about the game. I respect his IQ and everything like that. It was always fun." Philadelphia Inquirer

Stephen Curry: Great start to the roadtrip. That man @Andre Iguodala was em fuego tonight. #dubnation Twitter @StephenCurry30

October 30, 2013 Updates

With a new four-year, $48 million contract in hand, Andre Iguodala of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors can afford the finer things in life, including a luxury home in the Oakland hills. While teammate Steph Curry eyes a Bay Area penthouse flip, the All-Star swingman is settling into his new surroundings nicely with a new home purchase. Iguoadala recently paid $1.84 million for a Mediterranean contemporary home in Berkeley, Calif. Located in Claremont Hills, the same affluent suburb where Oakland A’s manager Bob Melvin bought a home in February, the 2001 build offers five bedrooms, five bathrooms and nearly 5,000 square feet of living space. The home features a chef’s kitchen and a 5.1-kilowatt solar installation, and each of its three floors open onto balconies with unobstructed views of the Bay Bridge and water. Realtor

October 13, 2013 Updates

Two of those early vacations - 2006-07 and 2009-10 - came when he was playing in Philadelphia and after seasons in which the 76ers were asked to spend a portion of their training camp overseas. Needless to say, Iguodala is more than a little anxious to see how his new team, the Warriors, will handle this week's preseason trip to China. "I don't know, man. I've got mixed feelings," Iguodala said. "I've been in training camps overseas, and it's not always enjoyable. We'll get an opportunity to see the world and meet some great fans in Asia, but you've got to man up and remember to get your work done." San Francisco Chronicle

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