Because I've been charged with covering the Chicago/Indiana series, I haven't been in office long enough to talk much about the Miami Heat, the Philadelphia 76ers, and Sixers wingman Andre Iguodala. In response to this, I bring you smart words from those that rarely seem to leave the office. Seriously, are Tom Haberstroh and Kurt Helin on trucker pills? Because these guys pump out brilliant content for what appears to be continuous 24-hour stretches.
First is Helin, on AI's offense:
The most explosive wing player on Philadelphia has shot just 31.6 percent overall and 25 percent from three. He is averaging only 8.8 points per game. He has looked like a shell of the guy who won gold with Team USA in Turkey last summer. That guy looked at home with the best in the NBA. Granted in the playoffs he had to track guys like LeBron James and Dwyane Wade out on the wings, but the drop-off has been more than that.
And Haberstroh on da D:
Iguodala's reputation has swung like a pendulum over the past few seasons, from underappreciated to overpaid to underappreciated again. Sure, he's been hobbled this season, but the 27-year-old still ranks as one of the best defenders in the league. According to 82games, his opponent PER is a league-best 8.8, which means he basically reduces his counterpart to Travis Outlaw-esque production.
Also, Dre is hurting. Badly.
So, with that out of the way, fancy a chat? We'll start off around 3:30 p.m., Eastern. Click the jump to have at it.
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