Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has begun experimenting with his lineups during the preseason, and the most interesting move thus far is bringing swingman Andre Iguodala off the bench.
Iggy has started every game of his 10-year NBA career up to this point, and remains cagey with his feelings about the potential new role.
Iguodala says he doesn’t want to make a big deal out of this.
Per the San Fran Chronicle:
How did you feel coming off the bench Sunday?: “It doesn’t matter to me who I’m playing with. I think I’m going to make anybody better. When I’m out there playing basketball, it’s just ‘let me do me,’ and everybody is going to benefit. I feel confident that whoever I’m out there with is going to win.”
Do you care if you start?: “Do I care? I don’t know. That’s a good question. I’m just playing ball. You try not to make a big deal out of it. I’ve been in the league for a really long time, and there a lot of stories about anything and little things. If my shoes are tied the wrong way, that can become a story. I’m trying not to make it a story this year, and I’m trying to win a championship.”
Has head coach Steve Kerr talked to you about your role?: “Coach Kerr is actually kind of weird toward me, so I don’t know. He’s a little weird, man. He doesn’t talk to me, at all. No, we’ve spoken. We’re just talking basketball. He’s a smart guy, who knows the game. I think I’m a smart guy, who knows the game. We throw a lot of things around about past basketball when he played, present basketball and the future of the game. We throw all type of things around.”