Steve Kerr downplays Andre Iguodala’s outside shooting struggles
The 33-year-old is currently hitting a career-worst mark of 24.1 percent of his attempts from 3-point range this season. Despite that, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has voiced continued to voice much confidence that Iguodala will work his way through his shooting funk, according to Mark Medina of the Mercury News.
“He has a tendency to make big ones,” Kerr said. “He’s not shooting it well now. But I’m confident he will, ultimately.”
Through his career, Iguodala has never been one of the most accurate shooters from beyond the arc hitting just 33.4 percent of his attempts. In fact, he has yet to break more than 40 percent in any campaign 0f his career with his highest mark being at 39.4 percent back in the 2011-12 season with the Philadelphia 76ers.
What Kerr is likely inferring is that he’s confident will be a key contributor when it comes to hitting timely 3-pointers like he has in the past for the team. Since arriving to the Warriors, he has shown a knack for hitting crucial shots in tight games.
That said, Iguodala also has the ability to impact the game in other ways beyond his scoring as he’s still a stout individual defender and solid passer. This has pushed away much of the importance of him contributing with his scoring on a nightly basis. With much of the season still left in front of the Warriors, that should provide Iguodala with plenty of time to get back his shooting stroke.