Andre Iguodala Isn’t Enough to Make Warriors Western Conference Favorites

July 6th, 2013 by Benjamin Klein Leave a reply »

The decision to sign Andre Iguodala was a smart one for the Warriors, but the star only makes Golden State marginally better than last year’s squad.

The Warriors reached an agreement to sign Iguodala to a four-year, $48 million deal on Friday, according to ESPN. Golden State opened up some space on the payroll by dealing Richard Jefferson, Andris Biedrins and Brandon Rush to the Jazz, per ESPN’s report. The deal will become official on Wednesday.

Iguodala is excited to play alongside of Stephen Curry, per his Twitter account:

Iguodala hasn’t been as sharp as he once was over the last few years. He used to be able to score around 19 points per night, but hasn’t averaged more than 13 in either of the last two seasons. In 2010-11, he scored 14.1 points per game. He is, however, still a good rebounder and passer, averaging 5.3 boards and 5.4 assists last year.

The Warriors will likely use him as the every day small forward, playing over the likes of Harrison Barnes, who started 81 games for Golden State this past season. One would presume that the Warriors would deal Ba ...

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