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Iguodala scored a team-high 17 points on 7-of-8 shooting in 25 minutes in Friday night's win over the Jazz. He added two three-pointers made, three rebounds and an assist in the win.
Though it was a blowout win for the Warriors, it was encouraging to see Iguodala's shot come back and his production go up. The veteran forward, who had a four-game stretch where he scored eight points on 3-of-15 shooting, has 27 points on 11-of-14 shooting in the past two games. The transition to a bench role has been a rocky one for Iguodala, who has just three double-digit scoring games in 11 played thus far.
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Iguodala missed all four of his field-goal attempts in 26 minutes in Saturday night's win over the Hornets.
The Warriors are getting by and winning games, so Iguodala's recent run of futility hasn't emerged as a big topic, but he's just 3-of-18 (17 percent) from the field with a combined eight points in the last four games.
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Iguodala scored five points (2-of-8 FG, 0-of-4 3Pt, 1-of-3 FT) with one rebound, three assists and one steal in 32 minutes in Thursday night's win over Brooklyn. In his last three games, Iguodala has eight points and five assists.
Head coach Steve Kerr needs to figure out how to make Iguodala work with Shaun Livingston on the second unit. However, Iguodala's recent downturn is not only about his fit with Livingston, who played just 13 minutes Thursday night. Iguodala gets time on the court with the starters, too.
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Iguodala has scored just three points in the past two games and generally lacked aggression in games Sunday and Tuesday, a development for which head coach Steve Kerr accepted responsibility, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. "The Phoenix game, I thought I didn't use him the right way. I wore him down a little bit," Kerr said, explaining why Iguodala fell so drastically after being a defensive game-changer and scoring 15 points in Houston on Saturday.
Iguodala scored one point with one assist Sunday against Phoenix and followed that up with a two-point/one-assist effort in Tuesday's loss to the Spurs. Kerr doesn't sound worried, understanding that both he and Iguodala are still figuring out the new arrangement that has the veteran coming off the bench for the first time in his career. The coach said he'll try to get the ball in Iguodala's hands more, beginning Thursday night against Brooklyn, in an effort to rekindle the aggression that appears to be lacking.
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Iguodala scored 1 point, grabbed 8 rebounds and handed out 1 assist on Sunday against the Suns.
This was a miserable individual outing for Iguodala. He was 0-of-4 from the field and 1-of-2 from the free throw line. The Warriors depth is typically a strength of theirs, but it looks like this was a game where Iguodala was caught in the shuffle. Playing lineups with different players is still and adjustment process for Iguodala, so giving him the benefit of the doubt is understandable. The minutes off the bench are consistent, so his production should follow soon enough.
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Iguodala came off the bench to play 31 minutes in Saturday night's win over Houston. He scored 15 points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one blocked shot.
Iguodala may be coming off the bench, but he's typically on the floor to finish games and is getting more run than starter Harrison Barnes (23 minutes Saturday). Particularly when the Warriors need Iguodala's defense, as was the case Saturday night against the Rockets' James Harden, who was held to 8-of-24 shooting.
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Iguodala played a season-low 21 minutes in Wednesday night's win over the Clippers. He finished with nine points (3-of-3 FG, 1-of-1 3Pt, 2-of-2 FT) with one assist and one steal in the win.
Iguodala's long-term role should start to come into focus the next week or so. With Shaun Livingston playing a season-high 19 minutes Wednesday, he's looking capable of a normal slot in head coach Steve Kerr's rotation. Iguodala, if you recall, was moved to a bench role to be the second unit's facilitator while Livingston recovered from offseason toe surgery.
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Iguodala came off the bench for the second straight game in Saturday night's win over the Lakers. He scored nine points (4-of-8 FG, 1-of-4 3Pt) with four rebounds, six assists and two steals in 33 minutes.
Despite coming off the bench, Iguodala has gotten more minutes than starter Harrison Barnes. Head coach Steve Kerr isn't committing to this arrangement long term, but until Shaun Livingston (11 minutes) is ready for longer duty, Iguodala will be the Warriors' ball-handler on the second unit.
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Iguodala came off the bench in Wednesday night's season-opening win over the Kings. He scored two points (1-of-6 FG) with three rebounds, two assists and three steals in 29 minutes.
Head coach Steve Kerr continued with a preseason experiment of Iguodala on the second unit while Harrison Barnes (29 minutes) started at small forward. Iguodala's role as a reserve is to be a point forward, something that will not be needed once Shaun Livingston (toe, four minutes) is ready for a larger minutes workload.
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Iguodala is expected to come off the bench when the regular season tips off Wednesday night against the Kings, but he may not be a reserve all season long, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Head coach Steve Kerr is leaning toward Iguodala being an offensive initiator on the second unit while Shaun Livingston recovers from offseason toe surgery.
Iguodala on the second unit is certainly an oddity, given that he's been a starter in all 806 games played in 10 NBA seasons, but Kerr's preseason experiment worked out quite well as Iguodala dished out 19 assists to zero turnovers in four games off the bench. At some point, Livingston will be available and Kerr will decide on whether Iguodala should remain on the second unit. Also a factor is wanting to limit Iguodala to an effective dose of minutes over the long haul instead of grinding him 35 minutes a night and exposing him to the kinds of recurring knee and hamstring issues he dealt with all last season.