Nuggets GM Angry Over Andre Iguodala’s Snub on NBA All-Defense Teams

by May 15, 2013

Masai Ujiri, along with many others, raised an eyebrow when Denver Nuggets forward Andre Iguodala was left entirely off the NBA’s All-Defense teams. The Nuggets’ GM finds it “mind-boggling” that Iggy didn’t get recognized for his stellar defensive play all season. Per the Denver Post: “‘It’s mind-boggling to me,’ Ujiri said. ‘I mean, when the US Olympic team enlists a defensive stopper, there is no question who they choose – Andre Iguodala. Yet, for some reason he can’t be considered one of the top-10 defensive players in the NBA? It’s just shocking that he continues to be overlooked as a world-class defender in our league. I honestly thought he should be in the conversation for defensive player of the year, let alone first or even second team all-defense.’ Iguodala, who has only once made an all-defensive team, tweeted from @andre: ‘Politics as Usual…’ Iguodala helped transform Denver’s defense into one of the sturdier units in the Western Conference, complementing Denver’s full-throttle pace in transition. He is currently contemplating what to do with his career – he could opt out of $16 million for this coming season and become a free agent, with the ability to sign a five-year contract with Denver, four with any other team.”