Small forward (more like swingman) Andre Iguodala was a mere signature away from being a Sacramento King this offseason, but a last second pulling of his offer forced the former Arizona Wildcat to look for work elsewhere. It just so happened to be a few hundred miles to the West in Oakland where the Golden State Warriors signed Iguodala, quite unexpectedly given their courting of Dwight Howard.
When asked how he thought the Warriors would do this season, he was more than open, suggesting that anything less than fifty plus wins would be a failure:
“I would say more than that,” Iguodala said Wednesday at the team’s downtown Oakland headquarters, where most players have been voluntarily working out for about three weeks before training camp starts Sept. 29. “I just have really high expectations for us. I won’t say too much about wins. I’d rather fly under the radar.”
The Iguodala-less Warriors won 47 games last season, though, many felt they overachieved despite their talented roster. It’s not out of the question for them to approach or even surpass 50 wins, though, they’ll need to remain relatively healthy to do so in a tough Western Conference.