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Andre Iguodala names NBA’s best defender

Atlanta Hawks’ Lou Williams (6) keeps the ball away from Milwaukee Bucks’ Jrue Holiday (21) during the first half of Game 4 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals Tuesday, June 29, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Andre Iguodala is known as a one of the best defenders in the NBA. The 38-year-old veteran was once named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team (2014) and NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2011).

The Warriors forward was asked about the best defender in the league right now. His pick is Jrue Holiday of the Bucks. The 31-year-old guard was named twice to the NBA All-Defensive First Team (2018, 2021) and once to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2019).

Via Eric Nehm of The Athletic:

“He’s the best defender in the league, one of the best defenders I’ve ever seen, and the best defender of his time,” said the Warriors veteran.

“You saw what he did in the NBA Finals last year,” Iguodala said. “He guarded Chris Paul. He guarded Devin Booker. They’d just go the complete opposite way of him and that’s a generational talent. It’s kind of like a Kyrie (Irving) or a Steph (Curry) or Kevin Durant on offense, he’s that guy on defense.”

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