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Iguodala, Holiday, and what's wrong with the Sixers offense

He can't score. That pretty much sums up how Philadelphia views Andre Iguodala. Yes he can pass, yes he can defend, yes he can rebound, but he can't score. So we immediately jump to the assumption he is no good. I did a little research and found that the Sixers last year were 8-7 when Iguodala scores less than ten points. Okay... so what happens when he does score? When Iguodala scores more than 20 points the Sixers are 6-6. You see, Doug Collins is better without a superstar. Did he win any championships with Jordan? No. Will the Sixers win championships with Monta Ellis? No. Doug Collins somehow managed to hide the gaping hole in the Sixers defense at the center position. He can't hide having a bad defensive center AND a bad defensive shooting guard. The whole point of having one person score a lot of points is consistency. What's wrong with the Sixers leading scorer being different each night? The only thing that matters is that the Sixers having someone stepping up in crunch time and hitting the big shot. J.J. Barea and Jason Terry held the Mavs afloat in game 6 (by the way I would love a Lou Williams for J.J. Barea trade.)

My point is that Iguodala isn't clutch nor is he a consistent scorer. Jrue Holiday should have the ball in his hands at the end of the game (or Lou Williams, doesn't really matter.) But I'm defending Iguodala. The reason he can't seem to find his place offensively is because he isn't playing the right position. He's a point guard.

Yeah, that's right, he's a point guard. The fact that he's 6-7 doesn't automatically put him at small forward. Imagine if Iguodala ran the offense more like Rajon Rondo. He would be scary. I mean, really scary. He isn't meant to shoot. You don't see Rajon Rondo taking last second shots. He's clutch, but the last-second shot is for Paul Pierce

So that's what's wrong. We have two point guards. It won't work. You trade one of them. Jrue Holiday's offensive game works for him because he's playing like he's supposed to. Iguodala gets most of his points on the fast break because he's out of his comfort zone in the half court with Holiday at the point. If Jrue Holiday passes to Iguodala, he can't catch-and-shoot. He just can't. He wasn't built that way. The ball is supposed to be in his hands. Look what happened to LeBron when the ball was taken out of his hands. It wasn't meant to be.

So yeah. Give me Luol Deng for Iguodala. I like it a lot better. Loul Deng responds well to good point guards. Iguodala gets to become the third or fourth best player on the team and blend in like everyone says he would do. Let Jrue Holiday become the Sixers franchise player.

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