Andre Iguodala: Through the Years

Andre Iguodala was traded to the Denver Nuggets as part of a four-team deal on August 10, 2012. He played eight seasons in Philadelphia. Here is a look at his career with the Sixers.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 10: Andre Iguodala #9 of United States during the Men's Basketball semifinal match against Argentina on Day 14 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Basketball Arena on August 10, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Andre Iguodala
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Andre Iguodala was traded to the Denver Nuggets as part of a four-team deal on August 10, 2012. He played eight seasons in Philadelphia and here is a look at his career with the Sixers.
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The 76ers selected the sophomore out of the University of Arizona with the 9th overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft. In two seasons with the Wildcats, Iguodala averaged 9.6 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 1.5 steals per game.
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In his rookie season, the 6 foot 6 inch guard/forward started all 82 games with the Sixers. He averaged 9 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3 assists and 1.7 steals per game that year.
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In "Iggy's" second year, he showed glimpses of his potential during the 2006 All-Star break. He played in the Rookie Challenge where he scored 30 points in a win that helped him land MVP honors.
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Also during the All-Star break, Iguodala was invited to the 2006 Dunk Contest. Iguodala put on a show for all the fans, but lost to Nate Robinson.
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In December of the 2006 NBA season, Allen Iverson was traded to the Denver Nuggets for Andre Miller, Joe Smith and two first-round picks. It was now time for Iguodala to step up to the plate as the leader of the team.
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After the Iverson trade, Iguodala finished the season averaging 18.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game. He was one of only four players in the league to average over 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists per game.
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In the 2007-08 NBA season, Iggy averaged a career-high of 19.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 4.8 assists while leading his team to the playoffs to play against the Detroit Pistons.
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Iguodala and the rest of the Sixers had a hard match-up against the Pistons. Detroit held him to only 13 points per game. The team lost in six games after leading the series 2 to 1.
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In the 2008-09 season, Iguodala recorded good numbers again by averaging 18.8 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 5.3 assists. They played the Orlando Magic in the NBA Playoffs. In Game 1, Iguodala had one of the best moments of his career when he hit a game-winning fade-away jump shot in Hedo Turkoglu's face. Unfortunately, Philadelphia fell in six games.
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The 2009-10 season was a major disappointment for the team. With new head coach Eddie Jordan, the Sixers failed to make the playoffs and finished with a 27-55 record. Iguodala managed to average 17.1 points, 6.5 rebounds, 5.8 assists, and 1.7 steals per game for the season.
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In the summer of 2010, Iguodala was selected to play on Team USA for the FIBA World Championships. Iguodala's premier defensive abilities shined throughout the tournament with the team. They went on to win Gold.
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In the 2010-11 season, the76ers hired Doug Collins as the head coach. Iguodala was plagued by nagging injuries throughout the season, but the team played well and secured the seventh seed for the playoffs. Unfortunately, they ended up playing the Miami Heat in the first round of the 2011 NBA Playoffs. Miami defeated Philly in five games.
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Last season, the Sixers had one of their best runs with a 20-9 record to start off the season. This helped Iguodala land his first spot on the Eastern Conference All-Star team. By the end of the season, Iggy averaged 12..4 points, 6.1 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 1.7 steals per game.
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The Sixers faded to the eighth seed by the time the playoffs started which resulted in a match-up against the Chicago Bulls. With the help of injuries to Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah, the Sixers managed to beat the Bulls in six games. This was only the fifth time in NBA history that an eighth seed has beaten the number one seed. Iggy's clutch free throws at the end of game six sealed the series.
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The Sixers advanced to the second round of the playoffs to face the Boston Celtics. This was a back-and-forth series that came down to Game 7. The Celtics ended up beating the Sixers in that final game. 2011-2012 was the Sixers most successful season since 2001.
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Iggy was selected to play in the 2012 London Olympics for Team USA's Men's Basketball. He is one of the team's best perimeter defenders.
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Andre Iguodala had eight good seasons with Sixers. Fans will always remember his high-flying dunks that shook the stadium. He will take his talents to Mile-High City to play with the Nuggets.
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