Listing the 5 Most Important Players On the Golden State Warriors

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Andre Iguodala

January 20, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets guard Andre Iguodala (left) drives to the basket against Oklahoma City Thunder Thabo Sefolosha (2) during the second half at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 121-118 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

As with any major free-agent move, the pressure is on. Andre Iguodala might only be the third offensive option for the Warriors next season, but he will have a nearly unmatched amount of pressure to perform.

Acquiring Iguodala was not necessarily cheap. The Warriors had to give up draft picks, both first and second rounders, and several large expiring contracts. Nabbing Iguodala also foreclosed the Warriors’ ability to retain Jarrett Jack and Carl Landry, two players fans wished would have taken the court again in the blue and gold.

So in short, Warriors fans want Iguodala to demonstrate this worth. Just like the Andrew Bogut-Monta Ellis trade, with every bad game (or lack of a game), there will be outcry. The increased pressure means that Iguodala is not just playing to win on a game-by-game basis, he is playing to create a lasting positive image and legacy with the franchise.

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