2013 NBA Free Agency: Free-Agent Power Rankings (1-5)

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3. Andre Iguodala

Apr 14, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets guard Andre Iguodala (9) during the second half against the Portland Trailblazers at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 118-109. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Andre Iguodala is a point-swingman. I would argue that he is the most versatile player on the list, as he has the ball handling and court vision to play point guard, the athletic ability and jump shot to play the shooting guard and the size and above-the-rim ability to play the small forward.

The Olympian averaged 13 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.4 assists in his ninth season. I already wrote an article expounding Iggy’s positive qualities on both the defensive and offensive sides of the court. But to summarize, his ability to play any position from the the point guard to the small forward, comes with the fact that he can never truly excel at any of those positions.

Iguodala elevated his play during the playoffs, averaging 18 points, 8 rebounds, 5.3 assists and two steals per game. His versatility seemed to be the only thing keeping the Denver Nuggets in the series against the Golden State Warriors at times.

Iggy is a swiss army knife of a player, meaning he can instantly complement any lineup and find a niche. His freakish athleticism allows him to throw down a huge dunk as easily as he can hit a three or poke a ball away from an opponent. Iguodala’s great play as of late is probably the reason he is even on this list of free agents, as he is leaving behind a guaranteed $16 million in Denver for presumably more money.

On the whole, Iguodala is one of the most complete and all-around players in the league, with an ability to affect the game on both sides of the court. Look for him to be heavily pursued this summer.