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