Andre Iguodala’s statistics do not stand out. In fact, he’s averaging career lows in most offensive categories. It’s easy to write him off based on stat sheets and by looking at his player-friendly contract. Many people do it. Go ahead and get mad at him for passing on some shots, making a few questionable passes, and his horrid free throw shooting, but you can not deny the significance he has had and continues to have on the Golden State Warriors.
Despite starting in over 800 games during his electrifying 10 year career, Steve Kerr has decided to have Iguodala play the 6th man role for the Dubs this season. Harrison Barnes was benched last season in favor of putting Iguodala in the starting lineup; Barnes struggled heavily. Going through a massive sophomore slump, the Warriors were worried that keeping Barnes on the bench again this year would further stunt his growth. Coach Kerr made sure that did not happen to the former North Carolina star.