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Iguodala is excited, says all the right things about joining Denver

Aug 15, 2012, 1:18 AM EDT

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You have to remember that whenever you read the comments from an NBA player about the new team he is joining, it’s pretty much the tone of what you would tell your mom after you got a job you really wanted. Just with more clichés.

What Andre Iguodala said about joining the Nuggets to the team’s official site fits right in with that.

It doesn’t mean the sentiment isn’t genuine — he should be pumped about joining a team that better fits his skill set — but you’re getting the PG, Disney version of his thoughts.

Here is what Iggy told

“I like the roster that Josh (Kroenke, team president) 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.”

The Nuggets are going to be a team to catch on League Pass next year — they are going to play fast, be 10 deep with athletes and probably will share the ball better than any team in the league. Iguodala is a good fit there as he’s just going to be asked to do what he did winning a gold medal for Team USA — just do more of it. He helps their perimeter defense tremendously.

And he’s excited to be there.

  1. njbucsfan - Aug 15, 2012 at 1:31 AM

    Is he Tebow excited?

  2. dprusso01 - Aug 15, 2012 at 7:42 AM

    Iggy will be a great fit for that team. Best of luck

  3. kvanhorn87 - Aug 15, 2012 at 8:03 AM

    And we are excited he is there now too

  4. manchestermiracle - Aug 15, 2012 at 1:10 PM

    “…PG, Disney version….”??? Wouldn’t that be PC (as in politically correct)?

  5. eugenesaxe - Aug 15, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    “Saying all the right things” is for when you go to a crap situation.
    Indications are Denver should be pretty good this year.

  6. jengibre23 - Aug 16, 2012 at 12:23 AM

    I wanted iggy to be a sixer or a laker. he was the one shining star on the sixers and now they have a. 24 year old big man with knees like Greg oden. Whoopee. >:(

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