Andre Iguodala’s Olympic Play Encouraging for Sixers Fans

August 7th, 2012 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »
The selection of Andre Iguodala to the United States Men's Olympic basketball team may have been puzzling to some Philadelphia 76ers fans, but it's clear that head coach Mike Krzyzewski made a smart choice.

Iguodala's defense is what scored him a role on the latest installment of the "Dream Team," but it's his energized play on the offensive end that has turned heads thus far.

The Sixers' small forward was a force in Monday's 126-97 drubbing of Argentina, scoring 13 points and grabbing nine rebounds (five of which were on the offensive glass).

In the United States' massive win over Nigeria, Iguodala scored nine points, all of which came from beyond the arc.

While these numbers may not match the likes of Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James, Iguodala's production thus far has been very encouraging, and it goes to show what the often criticized superstar could do if he were surrounded with some elite scorers.

Iguodala has been hounded for years by the Philadelphia faithful for his shaky offensive abilities, but he's shown throughout this Olympic tournament that when the pressure is off, he's a more than capable shooter. ...

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