The idea behind 76ers coach Doug Collins' decision to play Andre Iguodala more as a point forward is to utilize Iguodala being taller, more experienced and a better decision-maker than second-year guard Jrue Holiday.
"It's what Grant Hill did for me (in Detroit)," Collins said. "Basically, he's almost like a point guard and he's being played by a small forward. There aren't a lot of small forwards in this league who can play against his kind of quickness. It gives him an advantage. We think it'll be a nice little wrinkle for us."
Iguodala said he believes having him initiate the offense will get him more involved at that end of the floor.
"I think everybody on this team wants to be able to make plays," Iguodala said. "We have a lot of guys who can and are comfortable with it. We've got a good mix. I think we give the defense a different look. Sometimes teams can watch film and see the same thing over and over and adjust to it."
Holiday, who spent his one season at UCLA playing the shooting guard position, said he enjoys being off the ball.
"I get to spot up in the corner," Holiday said. "That's probably my favorite place to shoot. It takes a lot of pressure off of me. Taking care of the ball in the fourth quarter (is my primary focus). I hear it from everybody. That's definitely it."
SIXERS 106, NETS 92: The Sixers benefited from the first career triple-double by second-year guard Jrue Holiday (11 points, 11 assists, 10 rebounds). Philly held a 35-8 edge in fast-break points and had three players with double-figure rebounds en route to a 47-38 advantage on the glass. The Sixers went 18-for-18 from the line in improving to 5-1 in their last six. Lou Williams led the Sixers with a game-high 26 points. Andre Iguodala added 16 and Elton Brand had 15 points and 10 boards.
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