Andre Iguodala

Andre Iguodala roasts ex-Warriors guard Ian Clark for assists total

Andre Iguodala roasts ex-Warriors guard Ian Clark for assists total

Former Warriors guard Ian Clark is playing in China right now.

And in his most recent game for the Xinjiang Flying Tigers, he racked up 34 points, 13 assists and eight rebounds.

When he tweeted about the performance, Andre Iguodala couldn't help but troll his former teammate.

And ex-Warriors big man David West got in on the fun with a couple "laughing crying face" emojis.

Andre gets a 10 out of 10 for this joke, because as Warriors fans are well aware, Clark wasn't on the court for his passing ability. He carved out a role with the Dubs because of his ability to score off the bench.

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In 2015-16, Clark averaged 3.6 points and 1.0 assists in 8.8 minutes per game. The following year, he bumped it up to 6.8 points and 1.2 assists over 14.8 minutes per night.

Thanks for the content, Mr. 2015 NBA Finals MVP.

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Why Kyle Shanahan was a Warriors fan before becoming 49ers coach

Why Kyle Shanahan was a Warriors fan before becoming 49ers coach

Did you know that 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan has been a fan of the Warriors for years?

During his Wednesday morning press conference, Shanahan was asked if he has picked up anything in particular from observing Golden State.

"I just have always been a fan of them, even before I got here," he told reporters. "Just watching how they play. I remember saying in Atlanta that I wanted our receiver group to be similar to the Warriors to where 'Who knows who the starter is.' 

"They all play. Andre Iguodala. I think he wasn't the starter and then he was the conference finals or whatever it's called -- the NBA championship -- MVP. The seven games that mattered at the end (laughter). You think of stuff like that.

"You just got guys who seem really not to care how it gets done. They all just go out there and ball and see where the weakness in the defense is and wherever that ends up that guy shoots. And that's a lot how I see offense."

It's called the "NBA Finals" coach. The "NBA Finals."

Good luck in the "game of championship NFC" this Sunday against the Packers of Green Bay! (just having some fun ...)

As for Iguodala -- in 2014-15, he came off the bench during all 77 of his regular-season appearances, and the Warriors' first 18 playoff games. But he started Games 4 through 6 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, as the Dubs captured their first championship in 40 years.

Iguodala averaged 16.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.3 steals against the Cavs, while shooting 52 percent overall and 40 percent from deep. He was named NBA Finals MVP.

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And just because we're feeling nostalgic right now, don't ever forget what happened in Game 2 of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors:

It's unclear where the soon-to-be 36-year-old will end up in the coming weeks, but hopefully, he gets the opportunity to make some big plays throughout the 2020 playoffs.
 

Programming note: NBC Sports Bay Area feeds your hunger for 49ers playoff coverage with special editions of “49ers Central” all week (8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday)

Also tune in at 2:30 p.m. Sunday for “49ers Pregame Live,” with Laura Britt, Jeff Garcia, Donte Whitner, Ian Williams and Grant Liffmann previewing the NFC Championship Game against the Packers. That same crew will have all the postgame reaction on “49ers Postgame Live,” starting at approximately 5:30 p.m.

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NBA rumors: Mavericks don't plan to pursue trade for Andre Iguodala

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NBA rumors: Mavericks don't plan to pursue trade for Andre Iguodala

There is no doubt that every playoff contender has their eyes on Andre Iguodala.

The 2015 NBA Finals MVP hasn't played this season after the Warriors traded him to the Grizzlies in July, and he has no plans to ever suit up in Memphis. While Iguodala kicks his feet up and relaxes, teams are playing the waiting game, believing the Grizzlies won't find a trade partner and eventually will buyout Iguodala. 

The Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets and Philadelphia 76ers all have been mentioned as possible suitors for Iguodala, as the veteran swingman would be a valuable addition to any title-contending team.

One team that has been linked to Iguodala -- the Dallas Mavericks -- will not try and swing a trade for the veteran, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times.

While the contenders sit and wish for the Grizzlies to cut Iguodala loose, that is not in Memphis' plans.

If no trade materializes by February, the Grizzlies might rethink their plan, but for now, they have zero incentive to do what a number of teams are hoping for. 

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Assuming Iguodala does eventually find a new home, his addition automatically would boost the championship odds of any contending team. His defensive savvy, playoff experience and versatility would be a big boost to the Lakers and Rockets especially as both teams are in need of another wing defender for a potential playoff matchup with Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and the Clippers.

Iguodala will see the hardwood again one day. For now, though, he can spend his time getting PGA Tour winner Max Homa's thoughts on his golf swing. Not a bad life.