NBA Rumors: Andre Iguodala Over Luol Deng, and Here’s Why…

August 2nd, 2010 by Del Choc Leave a reply »

Quite the few Bulls fans were prone to reluctance when they heard/saw un-sourced rumors referencing a possible trade involving Luol Deng, plus incentives for Andre Iguodala, saying the potential swap cost too much for nothing in return.

But that's only slightly true. While both can't sustain near 35 percent shooting from behind the three-point line via frequent attempts, it's worth noting outside of that their respective games are totally different.

Truth be told, Derrick Rose and Kirk Hinrich have contributed massively to Deng's output; whereas over the course of Iguodala's career, he's had to fend for himself and other one-dimensional players (like Kyle Korver of 2006-07) once the primary initiator of the offense left via trade or free agency.

Case in point: Allen Iverson's departure to Denver and Andre Miller's departure to Portland.

(I may even add that it's not irrational to say that Deng's started declining in 2006-07 as the result of teams adjusting to him and Ben Gordon's spacing abilities.)

In 2009, during the Playoffs, Iguodala and Deng each went against tough competition—the 76ers faced the ...

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