The golden age of NBA players is 27-32 years old. After 32 years old, their status will decline rapidly. If you want to say who is the senior sweetmeat in the league today, it must be Iguodala, who is 35 years old. . According to the latest reports from the US media, the three popular championship teams, including the Lakers, Clippers and Rockets, are closely monitoring Iguodala's movements, hoping to attract them to his subordinates.
Iguodala is a typical representative of the all-round striker, with the highest career dataIn the 2012-13 season, he averaged 18 points, 8 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game, in addition to 2.0 steals. How exaggerated is this data? In the history of the NBA, only seven players including Jordan, Mike Guinness, Julius Owen, Larry Bird, Billy Cunningham, Pippen and Magic Johnson have done it, and only one of the current players. It's not as strong as James.
It can be said that Iguodala accompanied the Warriors In the rise, heyday and decline of the dynasty, Durant was indispensable in Cole's "Death Five" lineup, but Iguodala was indispensable. He was the lubricant and wing defensive pioneer in the entire system. In the finals of the Warriors and Cavaliers for four consecutive yearsIn the battle, Iguodala was the main defense against James, and the Warriors were able to reverse the Cavaliers in the 14-15 season. Iguodala contributed a lot. The finals MVP is his best praise.
Fans often tease Iguodala in the regular The game "played dead", the playoffs only "opened the coffin board" really moved, and it is true. In the six seasons with the Warriors, Iguodala had his best season, averaging only 9.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game. Last season he fell to the bottom of his career, averaging only 5.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.2 per game. An assist, which is not even a qualified substitute for other teams, let alone enter the core lineup.
Of course, the role of Iguodala is not simply reflected in basic data. In the high-level statistics, Iguodala's fast break score of 21.6%, ranked first among the Warriors, and 4.15 in assist-to-turnover ratio, which also ranked first. This shows that in the Warriors' system, he is the best "engine". , Is the most efficient "Terminator", and also the best defensive vanguard, no one can replace the versatile role. With modern basketball speeding up and becoming the mainstream, Iguodala's all-around striker is becoming more and more important, but it is hard to come by.
This is the reason why it is 35 years old and still so popular in the free market. The Warriors have to give up Iguodala as a last resort, and the Rockets, Lakers and Clippers all favor it. Adding, it is precisely to value his additive effect on the team system, the pursuit of data or something is fundamental to the last.