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Draymond Green, Klay Thompson explains Andre Iguodala’s importance to Warriors

Warriors, Andre Iguodala

When NBA fans picture today’s Golden State Warriors, certain players come to mind immediately. These players are usually the superstars like Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant and Draymond Green. Sixth man/occasional starter Andre Iguodala is usually under-appreciated by the casual fan. However, his teammates certainly don’t overlook all that the veteran forward has done for the team. Thompson and Green showed their thoughts on Iggy’s value while speaking to the media on Thursday:

One line that stands out is when Thompson is asked what Iguodala brings to the team:

“He does everything well…I’d much rather have him right now than in the middle of the regular season”

Thompson is spot-on with his analysis. While Iguodala might be an aging vet at this point, he still brings so much to the table for a team that is already stacked.

The 35-year-old is still one of the better perimeter defenders on the team and often guards the opposing teams biggest offensive threat.  He also is tall and strong enough to switch on to bigger forwards, and fast enough on his feet to bother smaller guards.

Additionally, he has a knack for coming through when it counts. It’s worth noting that during the Warriors’ first championship run in 2015, none of the Dubs stars went home with the Finals MVP Trophy; It was Iguodala, who averaged 16.3 points, four assists, and 5.8 rebounds in the six-game series.

While he might not be the biggest star on his team, Iguodala is integral to his team’s success and will continue showing up in the biggest moments as the Warriors chase their fourth championship in five years.