Iguodala is extremely adept at turning his high-caliber defense into offensive points in transition. Last year, with the Denver Nuggets, one of every five offensive plays by “Iggy” was in transition. This should not be surprising considering the break-neck pace at which the Nuggets like to play.
More important than creating transition opportunities is converting those plays into points, which Iguodala accomplished 58 percent of the time. This particular talent should be a good fit with a young Warriors squad that has no problem pushing the tempo of the game.
Iguodala creates all those transition opportunities in two ways. First is his solid rebounding ability. He averaged 4.3 defensive rebounds last year, which allowed him to push the pace by either running the floor or throwing the ball ahead to a waiting teammate. Second, he averaged 1.7 steals per game, more than anyone on the Warriors last year. The only player that came close was Stephen Curry with 1.6 steals per game; no one else even exceeded one steal per game.