The guy has a killer crossover. He's an explosive athlete. He has a lightning quick first step.
Andre Iguodala was built to attack the basket.
Of his top 10 plays from 2011-2012, eight are of him going at the rim. That should say a lot.
He's a gifted finisher around the hoop. According to 82games.com, Iguodala's eFG was 70 percent inside the paint. That's only a couple percent lower than LeBron.
And that shouldn't really be surprising. Iguodala has the LeBron body type and athleticism. They're both quick, fast, and strong enough to be able to finish strong at the basket.
Add his exemplary crossover and deadly first step, and you begin to wonder why Iggy bothers to shoot jumpers at all.
Think about it this way, Iguodala is the closest thing we have to LeBron (excepting, you know, LeBron) in the NBA right now. Is he really that close to LeBron? No, but he has the same limitations and strengths.
They have similar body types. They're both elite athletes. They are both much better at attacking the basket than shooting jumpers. They are both elite defenders. They are both tremendous passers and get criticized for their unselfishness.
Again to be clear, Iggy isn't that close to LeBron. But try to think of him as a homeless man's LeBron. Similar tendencies and basketball personalities, but different talent levels.
So when I say his best offensive move is driving to the basket, it really is his best option on offense. From there he can dish to teammates, or finish with some ferocity and flair a la LeBron.
In that way, he brings something new to the Warriors. They have jump shooters galore, but they don't have a guy who can attack the rim and create like Iguodala.
Frankly there might only be one guy in the league who does it better.