Grading the Golden State Warriors’ Free-Agent Signings

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Andre Iguodala, Forward

Mar 13, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets guard Andre Iguodala (9) reacts during the first half against the New York Knicks at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 117-94.Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

It almost didn’t happen. In the last hours of his consideration, the Warriors were able to steal Andre Iguodala away from the Dallas Mavericks. With the help of the Utah Jazz in taking on expiring contracts, the Warriors made a huge signing.
Iguodala’s skillset fills many holes that the Warriors have in their roster. They were in need of an aggressive player who can get to the basket and free-throw line, and Iguodala averages 4.8 free throw attempts per game and shoots 67.8 percent in the paint. It’s either a basket or free throws when he gets into the lane.
His playmaking ability is also an attribute that can be useful. With the departure of Jarrett Jack, Iguodala can see some playtime as a point-forward with Stephen Curry as an off-guard. With his penetration skills and three-point shooters all around him, Iguodala’s career average of 4.9 assist per game will improve as a Warrior.
Grade: A
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Topics: Andre Iguodala, Golden State Warriors, Jermaine O'Neal, Marreese Speights, NBA Free Agency, Toney Douglas

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