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Andre Iguodala Finding His Role in Denver
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On October 16, 2012 @ 7:13 am In All,Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
The Nuggets’ point guard was dizzying and dazzling, whirling past defenders, whirring defenseless passes.
The Nuggets’ point guard, though, was the Nuggets’ point forward.
That’s the role the 6-foot-6 Andre Iguodala played for much of Monday night, his Pepsi Center debut in white and blue. The new Nugget tallied a game-high seven assists in Denver’s 104-98 exhibition victory against Golden State. While he struggled finding his release on his shot — 2-for-9 from the field — the former 76er showcased his smart, sharp passing to the 11,621 sports fans in Denver who didn’t watch the Broncos game.
Introduced last in the starting lineup, Iguodala was welcomed to the loudest ovation by the Nuggets’ faithful, and he promptly scored on Denver’s first basket, a fadeaway baseline swish. And, on the second possession, he began racking up the assists, selling a shot fake and slipping a pass to Kenneth Faried for a dunk.
“I’ve just been trying to feel out all the guys, see who likes the ball where, and where they like to catch it and score,” Iguodala said. “As long as I keep finding guys, it’s going to open it up more for me and make it easier for me. And it’s fun that way, too.”
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