76ers' Dalembert returns from ...
Dalembert returns from trip to...
Trail Blazers 98, 76ers 90...
Trail Blazers-76ers, Box...
Blazers' Roy leaves with hamst...
Kings G Evans letting reps dea...
Wolves' Love, Thunder's Collis...
Trail Blazers' Miller says Six...
NBA Roundup: Friday's action...
ROSTER REPORT 2010-01-20...
Sixers to sign Donyell Marshal...
Sixers sign Donyell Marshall...
Sixers hire Jeff Ruland as ass...
Web viewing of NBA games may s...
Jason Smith medical update...
Steve
Steve
Steve
Steve
Steve
Steve
Steve
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
 
 
Add to Google
Add to My Yahoo!
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Windows Live
News » Philadelphia 76ers Getting Inside 2009-10-29


Philadelphia 76ers Getting Inside 2009-10-29


Philadelphia 76ers Getting Inside 2009-10-29Andre Iguodala, burgeoning superstar?

That's what new Sixers coach Eddie Jordan is saying about Iguodala, as in "maybe this is his superstar year."

Iguodala, a versatile sixth-year pro, has led the Sixers in scoring for the past three seasons, with a high of 19.9 points in 2007-08. He averaged 18.8 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists last year.

"Among other guys in that league, I think I have that (type of) respect," Iguodala said. "With you guys and maybe others outside in the media who don't play within the game, it's kind of hard to see. I think I make my teammates a lot better. I've raised the level of play and that's probably one of the toughest things to do in the NBA."

Starting at shooting guard after two years as primarily a small forward, Iguodala had eight points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals in Wednesday's season-opening 120-106 road loss to the Magic.

While team president Ed Stefanski thinks Iguodala is a very good player, he says Iguodala might need to call his own number more if he is to become a star.

"One thing about Andre is he's an all-around basketball player and he's very unselfish," Stefanski said. "I'm not saying you have to be selfish to be a superstar, but I think he has to be a little bit more selfish on the offensive end. Sometimes he may take a step back with his offense to try to make a play for the other guy. At times, he has to be a little bit more assertive at the offensive end."

For his part, Iguodala, who hasn't been picked to an Eastern Conference All-Star team, claims involving his teammates can be a better decision than launching an 18-footer.

"I feel like sometimes I have to make the extra pass to feed it to someone else," Iguodala said. "We have a lot of guys who can score the ball. That's probably the biggest part of our team we're struggling with right now -- having that balance. When we need a tough bucket, I can take it."

MAGIC 120, SIXERS 106: The Sixers dropped the opener because they couldn't stop the Magic, allowing 41 third-quarter points and 100 going into a fourth period of garbage time. The Sixers' perimeter "D" was especially poor, as Orlando went 14-for-23 (.609) from three-point land in building a 31-point lead through three quarters, which can't happen if they don't double-team Dwight Howard (21 points, 15 rebounds).


Play Basketball Hot Streak and win prizes!

Author: Fox Sports
Author's Website: http://www.foxsports.com
Added: October 29, 2009

 

 
Copyright © SixersDaily.com, Inc. All rights reserved 2017.