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

by September 19, 2010

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.'”