Andre Iguodala Focused On Improvement
Not long after Iguodala was dealt to Denver in a four-team trade, he knew that his first game as a professional not wearing a 76ers uniform would be against the team that drafted him and employed him for eight seasons. Although he’s known about the encounter for a long time, he hasn’t let it weigh on his mind.
“It’s different only because it’s the first game,” he said. “The dynamics change a little bit, as far as being focused on our team and seeing where we’re at, and trying to get a gauge on what we need to work on – our weaknesses and our strengths. If it was January or February, and I was accustomed to our team already, I would have the chance to enjoy coming back a little bit more.
“I’ve really just been thinking about the team and how we perform. I’m trying to figure out where we are as a team. As soon as I got traded and got to Denver, every day I’ve been thinking about how to be a better player and how to make my teammates better. I really haven’t had the chance to grasp what I did here.”