Golden State that was shaken by the rise of the players in the early stages of the season. However, after the wounded return, they have started to rise and are recovering the dominance of the defending champion. Especially, in 14 games in January, Golden State has 12 wins and 2 losses including 11 consecutive wins, and that momentum is poking through the sky. Thanks to this, Golden State that were once ranked in the fourth place in the Western Conference have once again climbed to the forefront.
The Golden State was able to make the leap to the leading edge with a winning streak, but Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson's splash duo, who had not been able to do their part due to injuries and slumps in the early stages of the season, regained their original performance. The rise of the Golden State was boosted by the return of key bench members such as Andre Iguodala and Sean Livingston who had been separated from the table for a while due to the injury.
Among them, veteran forward Iguodala has been playing a major role in the team's upturn by showing his performance in recent years. Iguodala has been scared by fans at the beginning of the season and has been criticized for being outdated. To make matters worse, in November, I was not able to make a big contribution to my team because of my hip injury.
However, Iguodala, who has been strong in the big game, is getting more and more pace with the playoffs. Iguodala has averaged 5.8 points (FG 48.6 percent) and 3.8 rebounds (3.2 assists) in 47 games this season. He has led the team in the high season with an average of 7.6 points (FG 56.1 percent), 4.4 rebounds and 4.3 assists in 8 games .
Above all, the most popular part of Iguodala is versatility. Iguodala's strongest strength is his solid defense. Iguodala has a small but solid body of 198cm, and is not easily pushed to struggle with bigger players. He also has a variety of skills that the defenders must possess, including the ability to scrape off the opponent's ball and help with proper timing. Iguodala's defense contribution has also had a big impact on the overall defense of the Golden State team.
In addition, Iguodala is not as brilliant in the offensive part, but he has a 3-point shot every time he needs it, adding firepower to the off-team attack. In LA's Lakers game on the third, he played a big role in opening the gap by breaking into two consecutive quarters and two consecutive 3-point shots. In addition, recently, it has revived long-term fast-forwarding ability, and is pushing for the rapid attack specific to Golden State.
In response to the recent performance of Iguodala, which has been revived on both sides of the pitch and media, Iguodala's playing power has recovered, Golden State's organic play has begun to emerge." .
Iguodala has made a strong impression on the big stage like the playoffs. He made a tremendous victory in winning the Golden State with an assiduous effort to play an opponent in the opponent's ace and to raise the assists and scoring in the right place at the right time. In the 2014-2015 season, when Golden State defeated Cleveland Cavaliers, it was the final MVP award.
Golden State, who achieved the final two consecutive victories of the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 seasons, will make effort to win the third consecutive victory this season. In this regard, Iguodala's resurgence is very nice for the Golden State in the coming big game. Indeed, Iguodala will be able to lead the Golden State to three pits by playing an impact in a big game like in the last few seasons. I am more curious about the role of Iguodala in the remaining season.