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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Iguodala an All-Star?

Now don't get me wrong, I like Andre Iguodala, but he is not nor will he ever be an All-Star.
In an article in the Philadelphia Daily News, Philadelphia 76ers coach Tony DiLeo told Iggy that this All-Star break would be his last, and that he is on his way to All-Star status. While Andre has decent numbers (17.8 ppg, 6.1 rebounds, 5.3 asts), he does not have the star quality required to be voted in by the fans, in fact he wasn't even in the top ten in votes at his position. Additionally, he is not even the best player on his own team, let alone one of the best in the league. DiLeo would have been more accurate saying that Thaddeus Young would be an All-Star than Iguodala.
Andre is a good role player, but he cannot carry a team. That's not saying that All-Stars must do so, but a star in the NBA must be able to lift a team on his shoulders and dominate in some respect. Although he is still young and talented, he is not that guy. He, at best is a poor man's Scottie Pippen, but without a killer shot. He is almost a dime-a-dozen type of player that teams need to defend, but do not need to fear. That's alright. He doesn't need to be a superhero for his team....or an All-Star for that matter, mainly because he's not.

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