July 11, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Andre Iguodala (left) poses for a photo with Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers (right) in a press conference after a sign-and-trade deal for Iguodala to become a Golden State Warriors player at the Warriors Practice Facility. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Golden State Warriors Call Andre Iguodala The Missing Piece


Well, no pressure, Andre Iguodala.

Speaking to Marcus Thompson, Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers held no punches when describing his prized offseason acquisition, calling him the missing piece:

Bob Myers on Iguodala: “He’s the missing piece.”

It’s a lofty vaulting for a one time NBA All-Star, but the all around Iguodala will most certainly fit well in Golden State. His ability to move the ball from a three spot in addition to the high quality defense will be a welcome add to the Warriors roster, so missing piece or not, the Warriors would have struggled to find a better fit – even if it regulates Harrison Barnes to the bench.

Iguodala left longer, more lucrative deals on the table from both Sacramento (they actually pulled their offer) and Denver, so I guess if you can’t beat them (in Denver’s case) – join them.

Iggy says he plans to have plenty of triple doubles this season, suggesting that you’ll be seeing a lot of elite lines from the swingman – but not in the scoring column:

Iguodala said he expects to have a lot of 12/11/11 nights

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