Andre Iguodala

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Basketball player
Andre Iguodala
Andre Iguodala 2016 (cropped) .jpg
Player information
Full name Andre Tyler Iguodala
birthday 28th January 1984 (age 36)
place of birth Springfield , Illinois , United States
size 198 cm
position Small forward
college Arizona
NBA draft 2004 , 9th Pick, Philadelphia 76ers
Club information
society Miami Heat
league NBA
Jersey number 28
Clubs as active
2004–2012 Philadelphia 76ers 2012–2013 Denver Nuggets 2013–2019 Golden State Warriors Since 2020 Miami HeatUnited StatesUnited States
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National team
2010–2012 United StatesUnited States United States 13 games

Andre Tyler Iguodala (born January 28, 1984 in Springfield , Illinois ) is an American basketball player who is currently under contract with the Miami Heat in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Iguodala was the ninth of the Philadelphia 76ers in 2004, drafted after two years College -Basketball at the University of Arizona has played. At the Sixers he quickly established himself as a regular player, as he convinced with good athleticism, scoring and defensive work . After moving to the Warriors, Iguodala was increasingly used as a noble reservist and defender, which he helped the Warriors to three titles.


High school and college

Iguodala grew up as the son of a Nigerian father and an African American mother in Springfield, Illinois . After a successful high school basketball career, where he was one of the best basketball players in Illinois, Iguodala moved to the renowned University of Arizona , which has produced many NBA players. At the Wildcats , he played alongside future NBA pros like Luke Walton and Channing Frye . In his freshman year, Iguodala mostly came from the bank. In his sophomore year, he was a starter, scoring 12.9 points, 8.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.5 steals per game in 30 college games. After his sophomore year of college, Iguodala announced his early move to the NBA .


Philadelphia 76ers (2004-2012)

Iguodala was selected in 9th place in the 2004 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. In his debut season he started all 82 games and scored 9 points , 5.7 rebounds , 3 assists , 1.7 steals and 0.6 blocks per game. He was considered one of the best rookies of the 2004/05 season. That's why he was allowed to take part in the Rookie Challenge at the 2005 NBA All-Star Weekend . He quickly established himself alongside his teammate and the team superstar Allen Iverson , who regularly found him at Fastbreaks for alley-oop passes. In his second season he also started all 82 games and averaged 12.3 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.6 steals and 0.3 blocks.

During the 2006-2007 NBA season, the 76ers star Iverson left the team and went to the Denver Nuggets , whereupon Iguodala took his role as the first option. With an average of 18.2 (2006/07), 19.9 (2007/08) and 18.8 (2008/09) points in the regular season, he is one of the most important players in the Sixers. The following season, Iguodala got off to a bad start and at times even led the league in terms of turnover. However, he managed to adjust his game accordingly and he led the 76ers to the playoffs with 40 wins, 22 of them in the last 29 games. His average was 19.9 points, 5.4 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game. In the playoffs, however, the 76ers had to admit defeat to the Detroit Pistons in the first round after six games .

On August 17, 2008, Iguodala extended his contract with Philadelphia for five years (and an optional sixth year) for a total of $ 80 million.

Iguodala developed in the NBA 2008-2009 season one of the best small forward of the NBA . He was more active as a development player in attack and as the leader of the team. His average was 18.8 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game. With 41 wins in the regular season, the team made it back into the playoffs, but had to say goodbye after the first round. The following season, Iguodala had career bests in rebounds, assists and blocks. His average was 17.1 points, 6.5 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 1.7 steals per game. However, it was not enough to make it to the 2010 NBA playoffs. Iguodala was still one of the better players in the NBA, but he was a bit criticized because his stats haven't improved dramatically in five years.

After 67 games in the 2010/11 NBA , Iguodala has set a career record of 6.3 assists per game.

Denver Nuggets (2012-2013)

On August 10, 2012, Iguodala moved to the Denver Nuggets as part of a four-team trade. In return, Dwight Howard joined the Lakers and Andrew Bynum joined the Philadelphia 76ers. With the nuggets, Iguodala reached the playoffs in 2012/2013. There, however, the nuggets failed in the first round at the Golden State Warriors . During the summer break, Iguodala decided not to sign a new contract with the Nuggets and to leave the club.

Golden State Warriors (2013-2019)

Iguodala eventually moved to the Golden State Warriors. There he received a contract until 2017 and was supposed to help re-establish the Warriors as a playoff team alongside Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson . With the Warriors he reached the playoffs and was appointed to the NBA All-Defensive First Team for his good defense work . However, Iguodala averaged less than 10 points for the first time since his rookie season and ended up with 9.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.2 assists. In his sophomore year with the Warriors, Iguodala came exclusively from the bank for the first time in his career. However, he scored 7.8 points on average and is considered one of the most important players of the Warriors, who scored the most wins in the league in the 2014/15 season and reached the NBA finals . The Warriors won 4-2 and Iguodala was named the Finals MVP , especially for his performance in defense against LeBron James . He became the first finals MVP in league history who was not in the starting five in a single game in the regular season (he only started the last three finals games in the entire season). The following year Iguodala reached the final again with the Warriors, but lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers with LeBron James. With the Warriors, Iguodala won the NBA championship again in 2017 after defending the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers in the final.

In the summer of 2017 it was announced that Iguodala was extending his contract with the Warriors for three years. He earns $ 48 million with it. In 2018 Iguodala won his third championship with the Warriors.

Since 2019

In the summer of 2019, the Warriors exchanged the contractual rights to Iguodala for the Memphis Grizzlies, who also received a first-round pick for the NBA drafts between 2024 and 2026. The change was necessary from the point of view of the Warriors, as one had to reduce the team salary and the upper salary limit through the commitment of D'Angelo Russell .

Without having played a game for the Grizzlies, Iguodala was handed over to the Miami Heat on February 6, 2020 as part of a three-team deal , where he signed a two-year contract.

Achievements and Awards

Web links

Commons : Andre Iguodala  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. USA basketball portrait on: USA basketball website; Colorado Springs, CO. January 26, 2016. Retrieved July 26, 2017 (in English).
  2. a b c d e f g NBA player statistics On: NBA website; New York, 2017. Retrieved July 26, 2017 (in English).
  3. a b c Andre Iguodala (NBA portrait) ( Memento from December 30, 2009 in the Internet Archive )
  4. ^ Iguodala signs reported six-year, $ 80 million deal with 76ers , August 17, 2008
  5. SLAM Online: Top 50 Players
  6. It's official: Howard dealt to Lakers in four-team trade (August 10, 2012, in English) ( Memento of November 19, 2013 in the web archive )
  7. John Schuhmann: The Finals Stat: Game 6. NBA's Hang Time Blog, June 16, 2015, accessed on June 17, 2015 .
  8. Fran Blinebury: Game 6: 24-second thoughts. NBA's Hang Time Blog, June 16, 2015, accessed June 17, 2015 .
  9. Reports: Warriors acquire All-Star D'Angelo Russell from Nets, trade Andre Iguodala to Grizzlies. In: SF Gate. June 30, 2019, accessed July 1, 2019 .
  10. ^ HEAT Acquire Andre Iguodala, Jae Crowder & Solomon Hill. Retrieved May 2, 2020 .