Andre Iguodala at the wrong position? Former NBA coach thinks so
Now, right away, the wing spot in the Nuggets’ flowing offense is played by both shooting guards and small forwards.
But Flip Saunders had some curious thoughts about the Nuggets this week on the Minneapolis radio station, KFAN 100.3 FM.
Asked about the Nuggets, Flip said, “Their biggest thing which hurt them was they got rid of Arron Afflalo, who could knock down 3s, gave them a toughness, and they brought in Andre Iguodala — but he’s really not a two, he’s more of a three. So what happened is they don’t have that solid two. I’ve never liked him as a two, I always thought he was better at a three. So they have a little bit of a logjam.”
Dre had a nice explosive stretch earlier this season, but lately, yikes.
As I wrote in today’s paper, in the past half-dozen games, including the road trip, Dre shot 26.7 percent from the field. He was 7-for-14 from inside the paint and 9-for-46 (19.6 percent) from everywhere else. During this stretch, Iguodala has averaged 4.2 turnovers per game, as well.
“The system we play, sometimes we’re making them play in a non-comfortable zone,” Nuggets coach George Karl said of Iguodala. “But he does so many good things. His numbers offensively stand out, but A.I. does a lot of basketball stuff out there that helps us be successful.”
I think what Flip meant was by having Dre at the two, it keeps another player (perhaps a better shooter) from being slotted at shooting guard.
Saunders also summed up his former player, JaVale McGee, quite accurately: “You’re going to see a couple highlights tonight, both good and bad. But it’ll be entertaining