Andre Iguodala
Andre Iguodala
36-Year-Old ForwardF
Miami Heat  NBA  
Miami Heat
2019 Fantasy Outlook
After spending the past six seasons with the Warriors and winning three rings, Iguodala was dealt to the Grizzlies in a cap-clearing move to take on D'Angelo Russell. On the rebuilding Grizzlies, Iguodala doesn't figure to have much of a role on the court, and Memphis is reportedly working on trades to get the veteran elsewhere. Still, wherever he lands, it's unlikely he'll have much fantasy value. Across the past five seasons, he's averaging just 6.9 points on 5.4 shots, 3.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.0 steal across 25.7 minutes. Fantasy owners in extremely deep leagues have reason to consider Iguodala with their final draft pick, but there's little upside for Iguodala's 2019-20 campaign. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $30 million contract extension with the Heat in February of 2020. Contract includes $15 million team option for 2021-22.
College/International Summary

The Springfield, Illinois native was named to the 2003-04 All-Pac 10 First Team. In addition, Iguodala garnered a nod on the 2002-03 Pac-10 All-Freshman squad. He was second in the Pac-10 in total assists (147) for the 2003-04 season. Iguodala was also third in assists (4.9) and fourth in rebounds (8.4) per game in the Pac-10 in the 2003-04 campaign. The forward led Arizona in rebounds, assists and steals per game (1.6) as a sophomore. Iguodala entered the 2004 NBA Draft after his sophomore season at Arizona. He was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round (ninth overall) of the draft.

Offers very little in victory
FMiami Heat
March 8, 2020
Iguodala amassed just one point (0-2 FG, 1-2 FT), two assists, two blocks and one rebound in 19 minutes during Sunday's 100-89 victory over Washington.
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Iguodala's real-life value far outweighs his overall fantasy appeal and this was on full display Sunday. He typically provides excellent defense and should serve as a vital cog in the Heat's title aspirations. Unfortunately, that does not often translate into fantasy value and he should be left for those in deeper formats.
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2004

Following two years at Arizona, Iguodala was selected with the ninth overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft by the 76ers. He proceeded to play all 82 games, averaging 9.0 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.7 steals (eighth in the league) over 32.8 minutes. Those numbers garnered him a spot on the 2004-05 All-Rookie team. Iguodala scored a seaseon-high 22 points on two occasions. The first was arguably his finest performance of the year, a Dec. 27 win over Portland, when he added 10 rebounds, five assists and three steals. That was one of his four double-doubles on the season. Iguodala also recorded his first career triple-double Mar. 23 against Detroit, recording 10 points along with 10 rebounds and 10 assists, with four steals to boot. He appeared in five playoff games, averaging 9.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.8 steals and 1.0 blocks as the 76ers were bounced by the Pistons in the first round.

2005

Iguodala started all 82 games for a second consecutive season, setting career highs nearly across the board. He saw 37.6 minutes per game, averaging 12.3 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.6 steals. Iguodala was one of the most efficient players in the league, ranking eighth in true-shooting percentage (59.8) on the back of 50.0 percent shooting from the field, 35.4 percent from three and 75.4 percent from the free-throw line. He set a new career high with 27 points on Apr. 18 against the Nets. Arguably his best performance of the season came Nov. 16 against Toronto, when Iguodala posted 26 points with 10 rebounds for one of his seven double-doubles on the year. On Apr. 2, he matched his career high with 10 assists alongside 20 points, eight rebounds and two steals in a win over the Knicks. Iguodala recorded a career-high-tying six steals on two occasions. He also finished as the runner-up in the Slam Dunk Contest during February's All-Star festivities.

2006

Iguodala appeared in 76 games for the 76ers in 2006-07, seeing 40.3 minutes per contest. He set career-high averages in points (18.2), assists (5.7) and steals (2.0) while contributing 5.7 rebounds per game. Iguodala ranked sixth in the NBA in terms of minutes played (3,062) and second in total steals (152). He racked up 20-plus points on 33 occasions, exceeding 30 points four times. The third-year man recorded a new career high in points Jan. 24, when he poured in 34 along with nine assists in a win over Cleveland. He pulled down a career-high 16 rebounds Nov. 22, adding 18 points and 10 assists for the first of his three triple-doubles on the season. Iguodala twice recorded a career-high 15 assists, complementing both of those impressive efforts with 20-plus points and seven rebounds.

2007

The 2007-08 season saw Iguodala start all 82 games for the third time in his four-year career. He played 39.5 minutes per contest, averaging career highs in points (19.9) and steals (2.1) while also contributing 5.4 rebounds and 4.8 assists. The Arizona product ranked third in the NBA in minutes (3,242), third in steals (171) and ninth in Value Over Replacement Player (4.9). On Jan. 16, he fell one point short of his career high by scoring 33 points along with six rebounds, five assists and two blocks in a win over Charlotte. Iguodala delivered his perhaps his best performance of the season Apr. 4 during a 109-104 win over the Hawks. He played 45 minutes in that game, posting 30 points, 10 assists, three rebounds, a steal and a block. That was one of eight double-doubles on the year for Iguodala -- five with points and boards, three with points and dimes. Iguodala got his second taste of the playoffs in the Sixers' first-round loss to Detroit. He averaged 13.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.2 steals across the six-game series. In Game 1, he nearly nabbed his first playoff triple-double, scoring 16 points with nine rebounds and eight assists.

2008

After signing a new six-year contract extension with the Sixers, Iguodala started all 82 games for a second straight season -- and the fourth time in his five NBA campaigns -- in 2008-09. He remained a steady cross-category producer while leading the league in minutes per game (39.9). Across all that playing time, he averaged 18.8 points with 5.7 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.6 steals. Iguodala ranked ninth in the league in steals (131) and 10th in Value Over Replacement Player (4.3). His most well-rounded performance of the season came in a Jan. 17 win over the Knicks, when Iguodala accumulated 28 points (10-17 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 5-8 FT), 10 rebounds, seven assists and three steals. All in all, Iguodala totaled 11 regular-season double-doubles -- six with rebounds, five with assists. He cleared 30 points on two occasions, dropping a season-high 31 along with nine rebounds against Detroit on Apr. 4. Though the Sixers again were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs, Iguodala had his best postseason yet. Over the six-game series against Orlando, he averaged 21.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, 6.7 assists and 1.8 steals. Iguodala recorded his first career playoff double-double in Game 4, notching 13 points and 11 assists.

2009

Iguodala remained a model of durability in 2009-10, starting all 82 games for the Sixers for the third straight season and the fifth time in his six-year career. Again responsible for huge minutes (38.9 per game), Iguodala averaged 17.1 points while setting new career highs in rebounds (6.5 per game) and assists (5.8 per game). He played the second-most minutes in the league (3,193) while finishing 10th in assists (472) and sixth in steals (141). Iguodala scored 20-plus points on 29 occasions and 30-plus four times. He bookended the season with star performances. On Oct. 31, the third game of the regular season, he went off for 32 points, 11 assists, eight rebounds and a steal in a win over the Knicks. Five months later, with the campaign winding down, he dropped a season-high 33 points with 11 boards, eight assists and five steals in an Apr. 3 loss to Toronto. The veteran forward set a new personal best with 17 rebounds on Mar. 15 against the Knicks, adding 14 points for one of his 11 double-doubles on the year.

2010

The typically durable Iguodala missed 15 games to an Achilles injury and knee tendinitis during the 2010-11 season -- his first absences since the 2006-07 campaign. When on the court, however, he continued offering the Sixers well-rounded production. Across 36.9 minutes per contest, he averaged 14.1 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.5 steals and a career-high 6.3 assists. Iguodala turned in nine game with double-digit assists -- the most of his career -- and racked up three triple-doubles. Only LeBron James recorded more triple-doubles than Iguodala. The veteran also set a new personal best with 16 assists during a 100-98 victory over the Knicks on Feb. 4. The finest of the three came Mar. 4 against Minnesota, when he tallied 22 points, 13 assists, 10 rebounds, a steal and a block. Despite the missed games, Iguodala managed to make the All-Defensive Second Team for the first time. The 76ers finished the season 41-41, making the playoffs but losing to the Heat in the first round. Coming back from injury for the postseason, Iguodala averaged 11.4 points, 7.0 rebounds, 6.8 assists and 1.0 steals in 36.4 minutes, heating up as the five-game series went on.

2011

The lockout-shortened 2011-12 NBA season saw Iguodala finally rewarded for his many seasons of success with his first All-Star selection. He saw 35.6 minutes per contest, averaging 12.4 points, 6.1 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 1.7 steals. Iguodala ranked seventh in total steals (107), ninth in Defensive Rating (97.8), seventh in Defensive Win Shares (4.2), second in Defensive Box Plus/Minus (2.5) and eighth in Value Over Replacement Player (3.3) in the NBA. On Jan. 14 against Washington, Iguodala tallied a season-high 23 points with seven rebounds, five assists and five steals (also a season high). On Apr. 17 against the Pacers, he scored 23 with seven rebounds again, this time adding six assists and a steal. The stat-stuffing veteran tallied double-digit rebounds seven times and double-digit assists five times. He recorded a triple-double Jan. 28 against Detroit, collecting 10 points with 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Over the course of 13 games in the Sixers' two-series playoff run, he averaged 12.9 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.5 steals. Iguodala double-doubled in Game 4 of the first round against Chicago, notching 14 points and 12 rebounds.

2012

After spending the first eight years of his career with the 76ers, Iguodala was dealt to the Nuggets in a four-team trade ahead of the 2012-13 campaign. The veteran's first season with his new team saw him hit the 80-game mark for the sixth time, and he started every one. Iguodala averaged 13.0 points, 5.4 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 1.7 steals across 34.7 minutes per game. His 139 total steals ranked eighth in the NBA. Iguodala scored a season-high 29 points on two occasions, including a particularly well-rounded performance against Portland Feb. 27 in which he added eight assists, seven rebounds and five steals. He recorded five-steal games on five separate occasions. Iguodala picked up a tirple-double Apr. 10 against San Antonio, totaling 12 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. He put together 10 double-doubles as well. Denver finished the season 57-25 but lost to the Warriors in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. Iguodala turned it up for postseason play, averaging 18.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 2.0 steals in 40.5 minutes per game.

2013

Following one season with the Nuggets, Iguodala was dealt to the Warriors as part of a three-team sign-and-trade deal ahead of the 2013-14 campaign. Injuries limited him to 63 games, but he still managed to make the NBA's All-Defensive First Team on the back of his 1.5 steals per game as well as the sixth-best Defensive Box Plus/Minus (2.4) in the league. Iguodala averaged 9.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.2 assists. He shot 48.0 percent from the field, 35.4 percent from three and 65.2 percent from the charity stripe. The veteran also picked up two double-doubles. Arguably his best performance of the season came in a win over his old 76ers team on Nov. 4, when Iguodala posted 32 points along with three rebounds, three assists, three steals and a block across 33 minutes. The Warriors finished the season 51-31, making the playoffs but losing in the first round to the Clippers in a seven-game series. Iguodala averaged 13.1 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.3 steals in 35.4 minutes during postseason play. In Game 4, a 21-point home win, he played 42 minutes, accumulating 22 points with nine assists, four rebounds, a steal and a block.

2014

Iguodala's second season with the Warriors saw him switch to a reserve role for the first time in his career. After starting every game he'd played for nine straight seasons, he came off the bench for all 77 of his appearances in 2014-15. Nonetheless, Iguodala maintained a significant reserve role for the Warriors, who finished 67-15 in the regular season. He averaged 7.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.2 steals across 26.9 minutes per game. Iguodala posted three 20-point games, 17 games with at least five rebounds, 18 games with at least five assists, and 10 efforts with three or more steals. The Warriors advanced through the playoffs with Iguodala occupying his usual bench role and more or less duplicating his regular-season stats. That is, until the Finals. Halfway into the deciding six-game series with the Cavaliers, Iguodala stepped into the starting lineup. Over the next three games -- all wins -- he averaged 20.3 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals, leading the Warriors to the championship and taking home the title of Finals MVP. He was the first player to win that honor without starting every game of the Finals.

2015

The 2015-16 season marked Iguodala's third with Golden State. He appeared in 65 games (one start), averaging 7.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.1 steals in 26.6 minutes. The veteran shot 47.8 percent from the field, 35.1 percent from three and 61.4 percent from the charity stripe. He recorded a double-double in 43:51 off the bench against Boston on Dec. 11, tallying 13 points with 10 rebounds. Iguodala posted arguably his best game of the season Dec. 31 in a 114-110 win over the Rockets, notching 20 points, four assists, three rebounds, a steal and a block across 33 minutes. The Warriors finished the season with the best record in NBA history, 73-9. Once again, they went to the NBA Finals with Iguodala serving as a key reserve. Through the first three rounds of the playoffs, Iguodala averaged 8.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.4 steals across 31.1 minutes. The Warriors were defeated in the NBA Finals by the Cavaliers in a seven-game series. For the second straight year, Iguodala raised his game in the Finals, lifting his averages to 9.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 34.1 minutes. However, his top postseason performance came in Game 4 of the first round against the Rockets, when Iguodala played 24 minutes, posting 22 points, five rebounds, four assists and a steal.

2016

The 2016-17 campaign marked Iguodala's fourth year with the Warriors and 13th in the NBA. He appeared in 76 games (no starts) and averaged 7.6 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.0 steal across 26.3 minutes. Still an effective defender, he ranked 12th in the league in Defensive Box Plus/Minus (1.7). His top performance of regular season came in a Mar. 6 win over the Hawks, when Iguodala played 35 minutes, posting 24 points, five rebounds, four assists, three steals and a block. Golden State finished the season 67-15 and, for the third straight season, Iguodala's club went to the NBA Finals. This time, they swept the Trail Blazers, Jazz and Spurs in the first three rounds, with Iguodala averaging 6.5 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists across 25.3 minutes per game. Matched up against Cleveland for the third straight year, the Warriors came out on top in only five games in the Finals. Iguodala -- who'd won Finals MVP two seasons prior in the two teams' initial championship bout -- again served a key role defensively against LeBron James. He also averaged 8.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.2 steals in 28.2 minutes. His best game of the entire postseason came in the title-clinching Game 5 against the Cavaliers, in which he made 9-of-14 shots for 20 points, four rebounds and three assists in 38 minutes.

2017

In 2017-18, Iguodala's fifth campaign with the Warriors and his age-34 season, he appeared in 64 games, stepping back into the lineup for seven starts. He saw 25.3 minutes per game, averaging 6.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists. Despite his limited role, Iguodala managed to score in double digits 13 times, with eight of those performances coming off the bench. He peaked with 14 points twice, including perhaps his finest all-around performance of the year Feb. 28 against Washington, when he added seven rebounds, two assists, a steal and three blocks. Iguodala also recorded a season-high 10 assists on Dec. 14. The Warriors again went to the playoffs and, for the fourth consecutive year, matched up with the Cavaliers in the Finals. Through the first three rounds, Iguodala averaged 7.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.4 steals in 27.4 minutes. However, he suffered a knee injury in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals against Houston and didn't play again until the last two games of the Warriors' sweep of the Cavs. During Iguodala's two Finals games, he averaged 9.5 points, 2.0 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.0 blocks in 22.3 minutes.

2018

Iguodala played in 68 games for the two-time defending champion Warriors in 2018-19, starting 13 of those contests. In his fifth season with the Warriors -- and 15th in the NBA -- Iguodala was on the court for 23.2 minutes per contest. The veteran was an all-around contributor, averaging 5.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.2 assists. Iguodala also recorded nearly one block (0.8) and one steal (0.9) per contest. He posted three games with three steals and swatted a season-high three shots at Philadelphia on Mar. 2. Known as a significant force on the defensive end due to his athleticism, length and agility, Iguodala shot 50 percent from the field (on the dot, in this case) for the third time in his career. He was particularly potent from inside the arc, connecting on an impressive 65.2 percent of those shots. Despite not being a focal point of Golden State's offense, Iguodala repeatedly showed that he could still score when given the opportunity. He scored in double figures on nine occasions, including a season-high 23 points against the Lakers on Christmas. Iggy upped his game for the playoffs. Over the course of 21 games -- 15 of which he started -- he averaged 9.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists per contest. He put up his finest postseason effort in Game 6 of the Finals, racking up 22 points on 9-of-15 shooting with three 3-pointers.

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Transaction History
  • June 24, 2004
    Drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1st round (9th pick) of the 2004 NBA Draft.
  • July 1, 2004
    Signed a rookie three-year contract with the Philadelphia 76ers
  • August 1, 2008
    Signed a six-year contract with the Philadelphia 76ers
  • August 10, 2012
    As part of a 4-team trade, traded by the Philadelphia 76ers to the Denver Nuggets
  • July 1, 2013
    Signed a four-year contract with the Denver Nuggets
  • July 10, 2013
    As part of a 3-team trade, traded by the Denver Nuggets to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for a 2018 2nd round draft pick
  • July 12, 2017
    Signed a three-year contract with the Golden State Warriors
  • July 7, 2019
    Traded by the Golden State Warriors with cash and a 2024 1st round draft pick to the Memphis Grizzlies for Julian Washburn.
  • February 6, 2020
    As part of a 3-team trade, traded by the Grizzlies, along with Jae Crowder and Solomon Hill, to the Heat in exchange for James Johnson, Justise Winslow and Dion Waiters.
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Iguodala’s 64 games in 2017-18 marked the third time in five years that he’s appeared in fewer than 66 contests. In what was his age 34 season, Iguodala posted his fewest points per game (6.0) of his career, plus a career-low 28.2 percent clip from beyond the arc. What’s managed to keep his Fantasy value relatively afloat is his ability to post solid supplementary stats. Last year, he averaged 3.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.4 combined steals/blocks. Still, his sub-par field-goal percentage (46.3) and his ugly free-throw percentage (63.2) didn't do him any favors. Considering Golden State didn't do much over over the summer to improve its depth on the wing, Iguodala should still be in line to play a sixth-man role. However, as evidenced by recent seasons, it’s unlikely he'll be Fantasy relevant in standard formats and can safely be ignored in most Fantasy drafts.
The addition of Kevin Durant last summer resulted in Iguodala’s minutes per game dropping for an eighth consecutive season, but that didn’t make the sixth man any less valuable in the Warriors’ eyes; in fact, he was more efficient than at any point in his career. In addition to leading the NBA in assist-to-turnover ratio (4.5:1), Iguodala submitted a 62.4 true shooting percentage -- surpassing his previous career best by almost three full points -- and offered his usual smothering defense while routinely matching up with the opposition’s top perimeter threat. While those accomplishments made Iguodala the perfect complementary player on a team full of elite talents, his meager averages of 7.6 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.0 steals made him a rather uninspiring Fantasy option. Despite garnering interest in free agency from several teams that could have carved out a larger role for him, Iguodala elected to re-sign with the Warriors in July, inking a three-year, $48 million pact. WIth the likes of Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green still in the fold, Iguodala is unlikely to see his playing time or usage pick up in 2017-18, thereby limiting his Fantasy utility once again. So long as the Warriors are competing for another title, however, Iguodala should be perfectly content with serving as the team’s top glue guy off the bench.
Iguodala has made a big sacrifice with Golden State. A life-long starter since high school and earlier, Iguodala was asked to come off the bench in 2014-15 by head coach Steve Kerr, who envisioned that Harrison Barnes, and ergo the team, would be better as a complementary piece in the Warriors' loaded starting lineup. Iguodala wasn't happy with the new role, but he swallowed his pride and earned himself an NBA Championship to go alongside his Olympics Gold Medal (2012). After starting every game he's ever played in 10 NBA seasons, Iguodala came off the bench in all 77 games played in 2014-15. He averaged 7.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.2 steals in 27 minutes per game. His per-game averages were all career-lows, so he's certainly taken a statistical hit offensively. Off the bench, Iguodala focused on his defensive acumen and worked as a ball-handler who can take the burden off Stephen Curry. What he isn't off the bench is the unit's go-to scorer. That's not his game; it wasn't as a starter nor is it as a reserve. But when it mattered the most, in the playoffs, Iguodala had a bigger role, highlighted by his 37 minutes per game in the NBA Finals and earning the Finals MVP Award.
Iguodala's first season in the Bay Area was a mixed bag. He provided the Warriors with a defensive mentality, being named to the NBA's All-Defensive First Team. Iguodala also served as an offensive facilitator and an added ball handler, but he was limited to 63 games and scored the fewest points of his career. He also took fewer shots per game (7.3), the lowest mark since his rookie season. But we expected a scoring drop-off when he signed with the Warriors, a team with multiple scoring options. His primary job was to be a lineup bonding agent, and in that respect, his year was a success. Iguodala averaged 9.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.5 steals, and 0.3 blocks in 32 minutes per game. He also reversed the decline in his free-throw shooting, improving from 57 percent the year before to 65 percent. Iggy attempted just 2.1 free-throws per game, the fewest in his career, indicating that he didn't have the ball in his hands as often as he was used to when he was with Philadelphia. Aside from the scoring, his 2013-14 per-game production was in line with his career averages. But injuries limited his playing time and made him ineffective for stretches while playing hurt. New head coach Steve Kerr has talked about using multiple options as his starting small forward, mentioning Harrison Barnes and Draymond Green as possible replacements, but Iguodala's defense is too important to leave on the bench against opponents' best scorers.
Iguodala's lone season in Denver didn't stray dramatically from his previous two seasons with the 76ers, as he continued to deliver elite perimeter defense to go along with his typically steady across-the-board production. What is somewhat troubling for Iguodala is his decline as a free-throw shooter; after remaining over 70 percent for the first six seasons of his career, Iguodala has fallen below the mark for each of the past three seasons, dipping to a career-worst 57 percent in 2012-13. He'll try to get past those problems while joining a similarly up-tempo Warriors offense after agreeing to a four-year, $48 million pact in the offseason. With the Warriors, Iguodala will be asked to mask the defensive deficiencies of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson by matching up against the opposition's top wing player, while simultaneously keeping up with Curry on fast breaks and remaining an effective finisher at the rim. When the Warriors are in need of more of an offensive jolt, expect coach Mark Jackson to turn to the up-and-coming Harrison Barnes over Iguodala, who still hasn't added much of a long-range game to his repertoire after nine seasons in the league. Nevertheless, Iguodala still appears poised to regularly approach the typical 15-5-5 line we've grown accustomed to seeing from him over the years.
After eight seasons in Philadelphia, Iguodala was traded to Denver in the offseason. It’s a good fit on paper. The Nuggets love to run and finished first in the NBA in points per game last season. This fast paced style should lend itself to Iguodala’s ability to finish in transition. After playing on one of the 10 lowest scoring teams in the league last year, he should welcome a change of pace. Iggy has seen his scoring numbers decline each of the past four seasons, but given the change of scenery, there’s reason to believe that he should be able to plateau or exceed last season’s 12.4 points per game. Despite declining scoring tallies, Iguodala has kept up his strong numbers elsewhere, averaging 6.1 rebounds, 5.5 assists (second among forwards), and 1.7 steals (third among forwards) per game. The only cause for concern for Iguodala’s 2012-13 fantasy prospects is the number of capable small forwards on the Nuggets’ roster. Danilo Gallinari and Wilson Chandler will certainly get plenty of minutes, but coach George Karl should be able to find ways to play two or even three of those players at that the same time for large stretches this season. His athleticism, and the departure of Arron Afflalo, should mean Iguodala will slot into the starting shooting guard role for the Nuggets.
Iguodala has been the focus of trade rumors for the last two years, so there remains a chance he could start the season on another team. Regardless of where he plays, we’ll probably see him continue to be used more as a playmaker and less as a scoring threat. Through 67 games played last season, Iguodala averaged 14.1 points (his lowest average since his sophomore season), 5.8 rebounds, 6.3 assists, 0.9 three-pointers, 1.5 steals, 0.6 blocks, and 2.1 turnovers in 37 minutes. The ascension of Jrue Holiday and Evan Turner will take the ball out of Iguodala’s hands even more in 2011-12, meaning he might lose a few assists, too, if he stays in Philly. While Iguodala’s been a model of health for most of his career, his 67 games played last season were a career low, due to tendinitis in his right knee. Nonetheless, he’s expected to be healthy for the start of training camp (whenever that is) and should continue to fill up box score no matter where he winds up.
One of the most important – and, frankly, most boring – components of a player's fantasy value is playing time. Playing time is informed by two factors: both (a) games played and (b) minutes per game. There are few players who excel at both factors simultaneously – it's difficult to play a lot of minutes without getting tired or, worse yet, hurt – but Iguodala is one of them. In five of his six professional seasons, the Sixer forward has played all 82 games on the schedule. In the other one, 2006-07, he still played 76. Moreover, Iguodala has managed to play substantial minutes during those 82 games. The 38:53 minutes he played per game last year actually represented a four-year low. Iguodala also benefits from his particular role on the Sixers, which is significant. He's unlikely to top 20 points per game – sitting more likely in the high teens – but he accumulates high assist totals for a small forward – Iguodala's finished with at last 4.8 assists in each of the last four years. Among possible threats to Iguodala's production this season, there are two, in particular, to watch for. The first is minor, and it comes in the form of second-overall draft pick Evan Turner. Turner's likely to start the season at shooting guard, and actually possesses the same sort of broad base of skills as Iguodala. Of course, it's just as likely that that Turner's presence takes some pressure off of Iguodala. The second concern is Iguodala's age. He'll turn 27 in January, and while that's far from old, it's probably towards the end of the peak years for basketball-type athleticism, on which much of Iguodala's game is predicated. Watch for this in his steal totals, specifically.
On the surface, Iguodala’s production last season appeared very similar to his previous years with strong across-the-board contributions but a slight step-back in scoring (18.8 ppg, down from 19.9 ppg in 2007-08). Upon closer examination, though, Iguodala averaged only 13 points through the first 17 games of the season then increased that average to 20.3 over the last 65 games of the year. There were two key changes that happened in that time period: Elton Brand got injured, and a coaching change prompted a return to the fast-break style. Brand is expected to return this season, but the Sixers are still expected to be a fast-break team which should mean good things for Iguodala’s output this season. Plus, with Andre’ Miller now residing in Portland, replaced by combo-guard Louis Williams, Iguodala should carry a larger play-making role which could mean more assists. Iguodala has also added a more consistent deep jumper in recent years (1.1 treys per over last two games), and is an iron-man who has played the full 82 games in four of his five NBA seasons. As a 26-year old player that’s just approaching his prime, Iguodala should be in for another strong season.
Iguodala finally got his chance to shine as the unquestioned number one option on offense for the Sixers, and he took advantage of it by setting new career-highs in scoring (19.9 ppg) and 3-pointers (1.2 3pg). He also improved his efficiency from the previous season, bringing his turnovers down to 2.6 per game and his field goal percentage back up to 45.6. Iguodala is an awesome athlete, with a muscular 6-6 frame and incredible leaping ability. He also has a quick first step for a wing player, and has increased his shooting range. With Elton Brand as the new focal point for the Sixers offense, Iguodala will likely get fewer shots but could return to the 50-percent shooting and almost six assists per game he put up in his first two seasons. When you throw in his strong rebounding (5.4 rpg), quick hands (career-high 2.0 spg), and iron man status (all 82 games started in three of four NBA seasons) you’ve got the recipe for a reliable all-around stat stuffer.
Savvy fantasy players already know Iguodala as a guard who contributes all over the stat sheet. What they may not realize is that, with Allen Iverson and Chris Webber out of the picture, Iguodala stepped up in the scoring and assist departments, and now merits selection ahead of much bigger names. In his first half-season as Philly’s number one option, Iguodala shattered his career-highs in scoring (18.2 ppg) and assists (5.7 apg), while maintaining strong production in boards (5.7 rpg) and steals (2.0 spg). On the down side, his turnovers increased (3.4 TOs per game) and field goal percentage (44.7) suffered. His scoring numbers should only increase this year, as he’ll have “first option” status from the first game on. The only hole in his game is three-point shooting (just .6 per game), but that may improve.
Although he improved marginally in his second year, Iguodala did not quite explode the way many thought that he would as a sophomore. At 6-6 with long arms and the leaping ability that almost won him the dunk contest last season, Iguodala has all of the physical gifts to be a stud. In his first two years he has shown that he can contribute in every category, with averages of 12.3 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 1.6 spg, 3.1 apg, 50% FG shooting, 75% FT shooting, and even almost a three pointer per game. This makes him an excellent garbage man that can help modestly across the board, but with his talent Iguodala should eventually move beyond that. Perhaps playing in an offense in which the vast majority of the touches go to Allen Iverson and Chris Webber is stunting Iguodala’s development, and if so, that may continue this season if neither are moved. But from watching him play one gets the sense that at some point Iguodala could have a McGrady-like leap in production.
Iguodala had a very promising rookie season last year, with positive contributions in almost every category and the potential to improve across the board as a sophomore. Iguodala is a long, athletic wing player that plays strong defense (1.7 steals per game) while also hitting the boards (5.7 rebounds) and dishing a few assists (3.0 per). He did not score very much as a rookie (9.0 ppg), but he shot good percentages (49% from the field, 74% from the line) and will likely be more aggressive now that he has his NBA legs. Iguodala is a jack-of-all-trades and master of none right now, but his potential for improvement makes him an intriguing sleeper pick at shooting guard this season.
The ninth-overall pick in this year's draft should contribute as a swingman for the Sixers this fall. Look for Iguodala to back up Willie Green at the two guard and play some small forward.
Iguodala can handle many positions, with his size, ball handing skills, and passing abilities. However, Iguodala failed to put up big scoring numbers in college and his ability to score will a questioned in the NBA. Iguodala could go in the mid first round, but he could also drop down to the early second round.
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