Steve Kerr compares Heat’s Andre Iguodala to Scottie Pippen
Scottie Pippen is part of this story: The Miami Heat are finally playing with Andre Iguodala on the roster, and Heat Nation is eagerly anticipating to see how the 2015 Finals MVP would perform in a Heat jersey. Steve Kerr thinks that he’ll thrive in Miami’s system just fine.
The Golden State Warriors head coach was asked about how Iggy would affect the way Erik Spoelstra’s team plays. He said the Heat got a terrific player in Iguodala as he compared him to one of the best teammates he ever got to play with during his time with the Chicago Bulls.
South Florida Sun Sentinel’s Ira Winderman was present when Kerr compared Iggy to Scottie Pippen:
Kerr on what Iguodala brings to Heat, says it starts with basketball smarts. Compares the thinking-man, athletic approach to Scottie Pippen. “He’s just a step ahead.”
— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) February 11, 2020
It’s logical to see why Kerr would compare Iggy to one of the best two-way players to ever lace them up. Iggy is usually tasked with guarding the best player on the opposing team the same way Pippen was, and he’s usually successful in limiting his impact on the floor. He uses his head well during live-ball situations and makes the right call to stifle the offense. Moreover, he can also use his athleticism to get himself to the basket. While his athletic peak is far behind him, he’s still more than able to be productive with the Heat.
In his final year with the Warriors, Andre Iguodala averaged 5.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 3.2 assists a game. While these numbers are a far cry from his peak years with the Philadelphia 76ers and Golden State Warriors, he’s still a reliable voice in the locker room. Fans hope that Iggy’s numbers remain the same as he tries to get the rust off his game.
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