February 27, 2012 |
ORLANDO - It appeared as if the only thing that accompanied 76ers swingman Andre Iguodala at every moment this All-Star weekend was a smile. The eighth-year player seemed genuinely flattered, humbled, excited and nervous. It certainly was a different side to the player Sixers fans have been watching during his career. Some Iguodala moments: * He was the first player on the court last night before the game. Iguodala appeared on the Amway Center floor about an hour-and-a-half before the tipoff, maybe to get rid of some of the nervous energy that had no doubt built up. * He was the third No. 9 to enter to game for the Eastern Conference, following Chicago's Luol Deng and Boston's Rajon Rondo.
February 19, 2008 |
The 76ers have a 23-30 record, but they are riding a five-game winning streak and the playoffs are within sight. With 29 games remaining, starting with tonight's matchup at the Target Center against the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Sixers find themselves in a virtual tie with Atlanta and New Jersey for seventh place in the Eastern Conference standings. For Andre Iguodala, answering questions from reporters about a possible playoff run beats the alternative. For much of the season, Iguodala has faced questions about why he did not sign a contract extension by the Oct. 31 deadline.
October 12, 2012 |
ORLANDO - While the separation seemed amicable when it happened, it sure has turned a little bit to the ugly side. Former 76er Andre Iguodala, traded this offseason to the Denver Nuggets as part of the deal that brought center Andrew Bynum to Philadelphia from Los Angeles, said in an interview with Matt Moore, a blogger with CBSSports.com, that, among other things, his time in Philadelphia was draining, particularly under the tutelage of...
November 1, 2012 |
THERE SEEMED to be a calmness and easiness to Andre Iguodala Wednesday when he met with the media after the Denver Nuggets' morning shootaround Wednesday. Perhaps it was because he thinks he's in a better place now, as a member of the Nuggets. Or maybe he was just happy realizing he doesn't have to meet with the gathered group of reporters anymore. Whatever the reasoning, it was noticeable. Not long after Iguodala was dealt to Denver in a four-team trade, he knew that his first game as a professional not wearing a 76ers uniform would be against the team that drafted him and employed him for eight seasons.
March 28, 2012 |
FORWARD Andre Iguodala missed his second straight game Tuesday night as he continues to be plagued with patellar tendinitis in his left knee. Also for the second consecutive game, Jodie Meeks took Iguodala's place in the lineup against the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers. "He came in [to shootaround Tuesday morning], got some treatment, got on the bike to warm up a little bit and then we were doing our walkthrough and he went back and got some more treatment," coach Doug Collins said.
April 3, 2011 |
If Andre Iguodala is truly the 76ers' leader, then he'll stop demanding the ball at game's end. Not what you expected to read this Sunday, less than 48 hours since the Sixers clinched a playoff berth? Expecting more rah-rah platitudes and liberally distributed compliments - a fluffy, tasty, sinful milkshake? Too bad. The brilliance of this regular season has been covered - ad nauseam, really. The overachieving results, the staunch defense, the well-executed offense, the sparkling chemistry: It's all been written.
November 1, 2007 |
TORONTO - For Andre Iguodala, it was All Hollow Eve. His team came up short in its season-opening game against a very good Toronto Raptors team and, with two hours to go until a ridiculous NBA deadline, the 76ers star sat in the locker room staring into a stubbornly silent cell phone. The witching hour approached and Iguodala still didn't have the most significant contract of every NBA player's career. "If it doesn't happen, I'll have another year to prove myself," Iguodala said, as if 80 games' worth of injury risk was some kind of welcome opportunity.
April 28, 2011 |
MIAMI - It ended too soon, and that was part of the frustration. No one affiliated with the 76ers was ready for this fun run in the playoffs to end, not yet, not with the team playing so well and pushing the Miami Heat in four of the five games. There was huge disappointment, sure. When Elton Brand fouled out in the final minute, Doug Collins embraced him and told him: "I'm so proud of you. " When Andre Iguodala's questionable outside jumper clanged off the rim with 10.3 seconds left, the game, the series, the season was ostensibly, if not officially, over.
May 26, 2012
Player G FG-A FG% FT-A FT% OR DR TR A TO Avg. Holiday . . . 12 69-162 .426 35-41 .854 17 41 58 58 22 15.9 Iguodala . . . 12 53-140 .379 28-48 .583 15 55 70 45 16 12.5 Williams . . . 12 48-133 .361 38-49 .776 3 21 24 38 16 11.8 ...