His Team’s Record Not Andre Iguodala’s Stats Has Him In The NBA All-Star Game76ers, BREAKING NEWS, Eastern Conference, NBA, News Friday, February 10th, 2012
76ers small forward Andre Iguodala is only 81st in the league in scoring. He is 48th in the league in rebounding, which is nothing to write home about. Being 27th in the league in assists doesn’t normally help you make the All-Star game. His best category is steals where he’s 11th in the league.
Does Iguodala have awesome statistics? No, No, No. He’s averaging only 13 points, 6.7 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.8 steals. The small forward is an all around player but those are not dominating stats.
The reason he’s in the All-Star game is the 76ers 18-8 record are in first place standing in the Atlantic Division.
If I were Pacers small forward Danny Granger, who is averaging 18.3 points a game for a team that is 17-8 , I would not be happy with this decision. Granger is 26th in the league in scoring and clearly the best player on his team and probably more deserved of being named to the team.
Sixers Head Coach Doug Collins knew what he was doing the other night when he said he felt a team like the 76ers with one of the to records in the NBA deserved to have a representative in the NBA All-Star game. He knew his words would be heard by the other coaches in the league and they rewarded him and the team by voting Andre Iguodala to the All-Star game.
According to Philly.com’s Bob Cooney, Iggy tweeted the following, “The phone is blowing up . . . Thanks to for the love . . . Truly a blessing.”
“On behalf of the entire Philadelphia 76ers organization, I want to congratulate Andre Iguodala on being named a member of the NBA Eastern Conference All-Star team,” the Sixers Managing Owner Josh Harris said last night. “My first season here has already provided a number of highlights on and off the court, but Andre receiving this honor for the first time is among the best. We are excited and proud that Andre will be representing our team, our fans and the city of Philadelphia during All-Star weekend.”
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