Sunday, September 19th, 2010 at 11:00 am  |  22 responses

Andre Iguodala: ‘I’m Going To Attack The Rim More’

Fresh off winning Gold with Team USA, No. 9 had a convo with Kate Fagan of the Philadelphia Inquirer:

“An overflow of talent was paramount to Team USA’s success, but so too was coach Mike Krzyzewski’s ability to define each player’s role. No confusion about who would be the go-to scorer, who would be the defender, who would be the team leaders. The Sixers need some of that. ‘I think Coach Collins is going to be able to do the job of putting me in a position to attack more, where I won’t have to exert energy on the perimeter,’ Iguodala said. ‘Last year, our offense had me outside the perimeter. I shot a lot of threes, but it wasn’t my intention to do that. I’m going to attack the rim more.’ Although everyone has witnessed Iguodala’s effectiveness as a rebounder/slasher/defender, he’s still ready to show up on Sept. 28, the team’s first day of training camp at St. Joseph’s, to accept the role of go-to scorer. ’That’s something I can do,’ Iguodala said. ‘I never shy away from a role. I talked to teammates throughout the summer and said, like, ‘You have to help me lead the team, get the ball in the open court.’ And vice versa. I have to help Jrue [Holiday] be a better point guard. I have to help Evan Turner be the best rookie in the league. We have to pick each other up. I learned a lot of that with Team USA this summer.’”

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  • Fat Lever

    That’s cool, but if you say that, then defenses will just lay off your drive and force you to shoot. I get the feeling Dre just showed his hand.

  • JTaylor21

    No, AI you should continue building a mansion from the 3pt line.

  • http://Gmail Dirty Frank

    I pity the rim

  • http://www.twitter.com/hurstysyd Hursty

    fat lever – you can show your hand as often as you want, but if nobody can stop it…
    Jtaylor – haha, he’s not a great perimeter shooter, but not terrible either. The 76′ers ran a bizarre offense last year. Not really any purpose/cohesion to it.
    Frank- me too!
    He’s saying all the right things though, so I wish him success. Seems like a genuinely nice guy with a big smile. Good charisma.

  • The Philosopher

    Shout out to Ronnie Fields.

  • http://twitter.com/HarryByrdMan44 LA Huey

    I was hoping he’d aim to become an elite defender this year.

  • http://www.euroleague.net/competition/players/showplayer?clubcode=oly&pcode=AQU GIANNIS BOUROUSIS

    Shout out to Yehudi Menuhin.

  • http://www.euroleague.net/competition/players/showplayer?clubcode=oly&pcode=AQU GIANNIS BOUROUSIS

    One is lead to think that there must be something with the nickname (A.I.)….maybe we should ban it in order to protect future generation of athletic guys…??

  • http://www.euroleague.net/competition/players/showplayer?clubcode=oly&pcode=AQU GIANNIS BOUROUSIS

    No,no,no, A.I !!! Don’t deprive us from the beaty of your versatile/complete offensive game!!!! After all, even a track&field guy can attack the rim…(oh,wait….)

  • wottywo

    Do what you have to do. When your cold and missing shots from the outside,keep taking it to the rim and make them foul you and get to the free throw line and make them pay. Sometimes it takes a couple of times at the line to get your jumper working. So I’m behind that plan 100%.

  • Red

    You suck Iguodala.

  • http://slamonline.com Philly

    stay away from the 3 pointer

  • Fat Lever

    Giannis, do you have an obsession with Iverson? I’m being serious, because you constantly bring it up in threads that have nothing to do with the man. We get it, you loathe the man. Now move the f*ck on and bring something fresh to the table.

  • Jordan76

    Iggy’s game is going to outta this world this seaoson, can’t wait for the season to start!

  • http://slamonline.com Krishan

    If anyone’s ever seen giannis/spanny/greek dude comment, they’d know better than to give him any attention. As far as this website is concerned, he’s not only a troll, he’s The Troll. Don’t feed him.

  • WJL

    i dont know why the sixers drafted evan turner him and iguodala are like the same player explosive athletic but cant shoot!

  • Karl

    Feed the troll till he’s f***ing full and explodes. **** you Spanny.

  • WangChung

    Giannis..did you just call Iggy’s offensive game versatile/complete?? SMH. Perhaps if offense only involved dunking…

  • Rikson

    And it took him like half a career to realize that? Iggy – you’re a fu**ing slasher!!!

  • Nigel

    Thank God.

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  • Jumper

    I’m confused, what has Iggy been doing? I always considered him an attack the rim slasher. Any coach that cant define that role for him is either overly optimistic or blind. Perhaps a combination of the two. Overly blindptomistic.