Andre had the type of season he should've had. He improved his passing and rebounding. His defense remained fantastic. His points and field goal percentage dropped due to a coaching change, system change, and point guard change. He's still a really good NBA player, who needs help. He doesn't have the superstar gene, and his team's front office has done him zero favors by surrounding him with minimal talent. He needs a miracle, a miracle named John Wall or Evan Turner. Once the superstar pressure is taken off Andre, he'll be deservingly appreciated by everyone, including Sixers fans. Unfortunately, that might never happen.
I don't know of an NBA player -- doubling as his team's best player -- who is criticized by his own fans more than Andre Iguodala. Here's a list of things people (including me) have criticized Iguodala for this season:
- Shot selection
- Body language
Rejecting the nickname "Iggy"
- Free throws
- Not being a superstar
- Andre had a 9.4 WARP (Wins Above Replacement Player. Based on performance and playing time, the wins a player has created as compared to a replacement-level player seeing the same minutes).
- According to Hoop Data 47% of Andre's assists were at the rim. I did this comparison with Lou who had 48%, but here's the list: Jrue Holiday (38%), Andre Miller (41%), Steve Nash (45%), LeBron James (47%), and Chris Paul (36%). 47% is superb, especially for a non-point guard with 5+ assists.
- Andre shot 40% from the field and 27% from three in the fourth quarter this season.
- Free throw percentage ... 72.4% last year to 73.3% this year.
- Rebounds (+0.8), assists (+0.5), steals (+0.1), and blocks (+0.3).
- Andre shot more jumpers this season (71%) than last season (64%), but improved his eFG% from .388 to .410.
- Free throws - 4.1/per 36 in 08-09 ... 2.8/per 36 in 09-10
- Points - 17.0/per 36 in 08-09 ... 15.8/per 36 in 09-10
- And1% - 3.2% in 08-09 ... 2.7% in 09-10