Top 50 NBA Players 2013/14 – #34 Andre Iguodala

Andre Iguodala

Still one of the best perimeter defenders and athletic swingmen in the NBA, Andre Iguodala earns his place in our top 50 NBA players countdown.

Plying his trade in one of the best teams in the league, Iggy has had yet another effective season at the small forward position, guarding opposing teams’ best players whilst also offering offensive production.

Moving to the bench this season under Steve Kerr’s plans, the 6’6” defensive star is one of the key ball handlers for Golden State’s second unit, and although he’s averaged lower stats than last season (7.1ppg, 3.3rpg and 2.6apg), his importance to Golden State’s success has seen him climb our ranks.

His defensive abilities, alongside that of Klay Thompson are an obvious selling point for the veteran. Whilst his three point shooting, especially in the clutch, is also a great addition to the Western Conference hopefuls.

Age isn’t exactly in Iguodala’s favour, as he turns 31 this year, but he still looks like a great role player, something which suits him perfectly as he aims for a possible Finals appearance come the end of the regular season.

Whilst it’s unlikely that we’ll be seeing any vintage Iggy over the next few seasons, apart from maybe the odd play, he’s still a proven NBA vet who can help guide Golden State forward.

Stats may be important when it comes down to player analysis, but players like Iguodala can still show their worth in other ways, and that’s why he hits the #34 mark in our countdown…

Luke Hatfield is the creator and editor of BouncyOrangeBall, with an extensive knowledge of the NBA and basketball in general.

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