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In 25 minutes against the 76ers last Saturday night, Andre Iguodala recorded six points and four assists.
But his performance in the Warriors' win in Philadelphia was not defined by his offensive contributions. It was Iguodala's defense that had Kevin Durant singing his praises.
"I mean, he's different. He's different," the reigning two-time Finals MVP said about the 2015 Finals MVP. "He's got long arms, quick hands, quick feet, smart.
"There's not too many that's ever been born like Andre."
That is correct. Although Iguodala has only been named All-Defense twice in his career (Second Team in 2010-11 and First Team in 2013-14), he's without question one of the best wing defenders of his generation.
Against his former team on Saturday, the 35-year old was spectacular on the defensive end of the floor. He registered two steals and three blocks, and was a major reason Jimmy Butler went 5-for-16 from the field:
There are very few players who would be able to avoid a foul right here:
Watch how Iguodala forces Butler off the 3-point line and then defends two players at the same time before stealing Butler's pass:
In the next clip, Butler unsuccessfully tries to gain an advantage on Iguodala multiple times, before he eventually wants no part of the matchup and passes the ball:
And lastly, with Iguodala contesting the shot, Butler airballs a 3-point attempt that would have given Philly the lead with a littler over two minutes remaining.
It's legitimately fun watching Iguodala play defense.