According to Nuggets.com Andre Iguodala is excited to be joining the Denver Nuggets.
“As soon as I made the Olympic Team, my focus was all on USA Basketball and winning a gold medal,” Iguodala told Nuggets.com. “I didn’t let that change when the trade went down, so it really wasn’t until I left London that I started to really think about it and get excited.
“I really like what they’re building in Denver and I look forward to being a part of it.”
The Nuggets acquired Iguodala from the 76ers on Friday while he was in London apart of Team USA’s gold medal run.
“I like the roster that Josh and (executive vice president of basketball operations) Masai (Ujiri) have assembled,” Iguodala said. “It’s a high-energy group with a lot of athleticism.
“I’ve played with Andre Miller and know how valuable a player he is. Ty (Lawson) is one of the best young point guards in the league and Danilo (Gallinari) can really stretch the defense with his shooting and can do a lot of other good things offensively. The young bigs like JaVale (McGee), (Kenneth) Faried and (Timofey) Mozgov are all talented guys who will only continue to get better.”
Iguodala loves to run and head coach George Karl loves to run, should be a good fit.
“I think my strengths as a player fit in very well with Coach Karl’s system and the way he likes to play,” Iguodala said. “I like a more up-tempo game, and I know this team gets up and down the floor being among the league leaders in scoring and possessions per game last year.”