Andre Iguodala maintains his shot feels the same as always
In his most recent game, a 19-point loss to the Utah Jazz, he shot 4-of-5 from the three-point line. Against the San Antonio Spurs just a few days before that, he shot 4-of-6 from the field and made 50 percent of the threes. Unfortunately for the Warriors, that game also resulted in a loss.
But despite some of the recent losses for the defending NBA champions, Iguodala’s hot shooting has been a definite bright spot of late. There’s like something different going on with his shot.
But to hear Iguodala tell it, everything has stayed the same, per Melissa Rohlin of the San Jose Mercury News.
Andre was asked if his shot feels different now.
"Same as it always felt," he said. "I know you want me to say something else."
A reporter then pressed him further. Does it really?
"Same. Same. Same,"he said. "I'm telling you, man, Why you don't believe me?"
— Melissa Rohlin (@melissarohlin) March 27, 2018
Iguodala has a history of messing with reporters. In fact, he stonewalled this writer once not so long ago when asked about a specific topic. It’s a funny story that won’t be told here.
But the fact is, Iguodala definitely likes to give reporters a hard time much more than he just gives them what they need. Hence his comment asking the reporter why they don’t believe him when he says nothing has changed in the shot.
It’s a common question from reporters when percentages either spike or dip. They think there has to be something going on to explain the higher or lower numbers.
Iguodala saying nothing has changed can be true, or a smokescreen so others in the league don’t use something against him on the court. Then again, if Iguodala’s shot really did feel different, then that would mean he changed something significant in the mechanics, which probably did not happen since players are creatures of habit.
Whatever the reason is for Iguodala’s increased efficiency of late, the Warriors need him to step up and play well while all their best players are out. So far, he’s doing just that.