Former Philadelphia 76ers star forward Andre Iguodala posted a letter on his personal website Wednesday morning thanking Philadelphia fans for their love and support of his career in his time in the city of brotherly love.
Iggy returns to the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia on Wednesday night with his new Denver Nuggets, who will challenge the Sixers in their season opener at 7:00 p.m.
“I would like to take the time to thank you and all your devoted sports fans for the passion, loyalty and spirit that you gave to me during my eight seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers,” Iguodala wrote. “Thanks as well to the 76ers organization who gave me the opportunity to fulfill my lifelong dream of playing in the NBA and provided me with a great front office of dedicated people to work with.”
Iguodala went on to thank the coaching staff and the trainers and teammates but further alluded to his new career in Denver. There definitely has become a change in the play and attitude of Iguodala. In the scheme of play with the Nuggets, Iggy is no longer the number one option offensively and can willingly contribute in other ways that take less pressure off of his play.
He averaged 12.4 points, 5.5 assists, and grabbed 6.1 rebounds per game in his eighth season in the NBA after being ninth overall draft pick in the 2004 NBA Draft. With recent changes in AI-9′s career, Iggy could be looking at a team that intends to use him in the most creative way possible, the Sixers’ plan to put a stop to that on Wednesday night.
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