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Andre Iguodala : biography

January 28, 1984 -

Andre Tyler Iguodala (born January 28, 1984) is an American professional basketball swingman who last played for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After attending Lanphier High School in Springfield, Illinois, Iguodala enrolled at the University of Arizona. After completing two years, he left college for the 2004 NBA Draft, where he was drafted 9th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers. Iguodala played in Philadelphia until the summer of 2012, when he was traded to Denver in a four team trade involving Dwight Howard and Andrew Bynum.

Iguodala has been named to the All-Star game and the NBA All-Defensive team, and was selected for the American men's basketball team at the 2010 FIBA World Championship and 2012 Summer Olympics, winning the gold medal both times. He is known for his athleticism and dunking abilities. Iguodala is considered to be one of the league's best perimeter defenders and shooting guards.

Team USA Basketball

Iguodala strips [[Linas Kleiza as a member of Team USA.]] Iguodala was a member of the USA men's national basketball team in the 2010 FIBA World Championship, winning the gold medal with 11 other NBA players: Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, Tyson Chandler, Russell Westbrook, Lamar Odom, Chauncey Billups, Danny Granger, Stephen Curry, Kevin Love, Rudy Gay, and Eric Gordon. In the FIBA World Championships Iguodala displayed his athleticism with an array of fastbreak dunks.

Iguodala was also selected to the 2012 London Olympics USA men's basketball roster, largely due to his exceptional defensive ability. He helped team USA win the gold medal against Spain in a 107–100 victory.

NBA career statistics

Regular season

Correct as of April 18, 2013

|- | style="text-align:left;"| | style="text-align:left;"| Philadelphia | 82 || 82 || 32.8 || .493 || .331 || .743 || 5.7 || 3.0 || 1.7 || .6 || 9.0 |- | style="text-align:left;"| | style="text-align:left;"| Philadelphia | 82 || 82 || 37.6 || .500 || .354 || .754 || 5.9 || 3.1 || 1.6 || .3 || 12.3 |- | style="text-align:left;"| | style="text-align:left;"| Philadelphia | 76 || 76 || 40.3 || .447 || .310 || .820 || 5.7 || 5.7 || 2.0 || .4 || 18.2 |- | style="text-align:left;"| | style="text-align:left;"| Philadelphia | 82 || 82 || 39.5 || .456 || .329 || .721 || 5.4 || 4.8 || 2.1 || .6 || 19.9 |- | style="text-align:left;"| | style="text-align:left;"| Philadelphia | 82 || 82 || 39.9 || .473 || .307 || .724 || 5.7 || 5.3 || 1.6 || .4 || 18.8 |- | style="text-align:left;"| | style="text-align:left;"| Philadelphia | 82 || 82 || 38.9 || .443 || .310 || .733 || 6.5 || 5.8 || 1.7 || .7 || 17.1 |- | style="text-align:left;"| | style="text-align:left;"| Philadelphia | 67 || 67 || 36.9 || .445 || .337 || .693 || 5.8 || 6.3 || 1.5 || .6 || 14.1 |- | style="text-align:left;"| | style="text-align:left;"| Philadelphia | 62 || 62 || 35.6 || .454 || .394 || .617 || 6.1 || 5.5 || 1.7 || .5 || 12.4 |- | style="text-align:left;"| | style="text-align:left;"| Denver | 80 || 80 || 34.7 || .451 || .317 || .574 || 5.3 || 5.4 || 1.7 || .7 || 13.0 |- | style="text-align:left;"| Career | style="text-align:left;"| | 695 || 695 || 37.4 || .460 || .329 || .724 || 5.8 || 4.9 || 1.7 || .5 || 15.1 |- | style="text-align:left;"| All-Star | style="text-align:left;"| | 1 || 0 || 14.0 || .857 || .000 || .000 || 4.0 || 2.0 || 1.0 || 1.0 || 12.0

Playoffs

|- | style="text-align:left;"| 2005 | style="text-align:left;"| Philadelphia | 5 || 5 || 38.4 || .465 || .333 || .500 || 4.6 || 3.0 || 2.8 || 1.0 || 9.8 |- | style="text-align:left;"| 2008 | style="text-align:left;"| Philadelphia | 6 || 6 || 39.0 || .333 || .143 || .721 || 4.8 || 5.0 || 2.2 || .2 || 13.2 |- | style="text-align:left;"| 2009 | style="text-align:left;"| Philadelphia | 6 || 6 || 44.8 || .449 || .393 || .652 || 6.3 || 6.7 || 1.8 || .0 || 21.5 |- | style="text-align:left;"| 2011 | style="text-align:left;"| Philadelphia | 5 || 5 || 36.4 || .423 || .214 || .714 || 7.0 || 6.8 || 1.0 || .4 || 11.4 |- | style="text-align:left;"| 2012 | style="text-align:left;"| Philadelphia | 13 || 13 || 38.8 || .384 || .388 || .589 || 5.7 || 3.7 || 1.5 || .4 || 12.9 |- | style="text-align:left;"| 2013 | style="text-align:left;"| Denver | 6 || 6 || 40.5 || .500 || .483 || .720 || 8.0 || 5.3 || 2.0 || .3 || 18.0 |- | style="text-align:left;"| Career | style="text-align:left;"| | 41 || 41 || 39.6 || .419 || .364 || .653 || 6.0 || 4.9 || 1.8 || .4 || 14.4

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