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Iguodala Receptive to Change
Andre Iguodala said he'd like to play a little point guard this year for the 76ers.
Yesterday, a few minutes before he and Lou Williams participated in the "What It Takes 2" forum at the School District of Philadelphia headquarters, Iguodala talked about the coming season.
"I'll be really interested to see - it's up in the air," the swingman said of exactly how good the team would be. "I think we'll be good regardless. This year, I'm trying to be open to everything."
The forum, presented by the Urban Youth Racing School and the School District of Philadelphia's Office of High School Reform, was intended to decrease the high school dropout rate and motivate minority students.
The appearance was Iguodala's first with the program, but he said he intends to continue working with it.
Iguodala also said he had been in the gym endlessly - specifically in the last month - working on various skills, including the "catch-and-shoot" because of new coach Eddie Jordan's pass-and-cut offense.
Jordan's system calls for a two-guard front, not necessarily including a traditional point guard, and there has been mention of Iguodala's handling some lead-guard duties.
Iguodala said he'd like that role.
Williams, who played behind the now-departed Andre Miller last year, will likely start at the point-guard spot, but Jordan has said he'll mix and match his ball handlers.
Because it's based on rhythm and cohesion, the new offense will likely take much of the preseason to perfect.
"It's definitely going to be rough, learning a new offense," forward Thaddeus Young said by telephone. "There will definitely be growing pains."
Young has been in Philadelphia the last month and said he was working on improving his ballhandling as well as his three-point shooting.
By Kate F agan
Inquirer Staff Writer
YO thats crazy. He would excel at the point guard postion. This is a great idea.
This is also going to be odd seeing an big 6 7ish ripped player playing PG
I think this the year Iguodala becomes an all-star...he's alway had point forward skills, but Miller wouldve looked better running the offense though. Without a true playmaker, I think he'll get about 6 assists a game and show that ability..
is gonna have a breakout season. with miller gone and brand shoulder injury still healing. i think iggy has no choice but to step up. i seem some flashes of that in the magic and sixers playoff games last season.
I like iguodala a lot, but I'm not sure about him as a pg. He does have a natural playmaking ability like pippen. But I don't see him bringing the ball up the court and breaking the press. You always hear about wing players transfering to point, and it rarely works.
everyone who agrees to this then says tyreke evans cant play point is a hypocrite.
Tyreke Evans cant pass or handle the ball as well as Iguodala...and this isnt a full time thing...
Evans does not have the natural playmaking skills Iggy has. Evans is likely to be the bigger scorer down the road though.
Ha ha I remembered that I accidentally kicked you in the stomach when I said that 76er fans would realize just how underrated Andre Miller is when they hit the floor this season. Well, I think with Iquodala having extended ball handling duties and helping out Louis Williams in the backcourt... They won't miss Miller AS MUCH. Iguodala is a good ball handler/playmaker and I see him being an All-Star this season.
lol..man this guy is truley in love with evans..according
to him hes the perfect point guard. never mind that everone including the kings are hopeing he can become a pg instead of knowing( like with chris paul drose,brandon jennings dwill etc) that he will be a pg
iggy would be good as a spot pg..not full tim ebut not to bad as a parttimer
evans is 20... iggy is 25? or something im not quite sure.
and i dont recall ever saying he is the perfect pg. nevermind that you are making assumptions without ever watching him.