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Last offseason the Warriors signed Andre Iguodala to a 4-year, $48 million contract. They also signed Jermaine O'Neal to a 1-year, $2 million deal.
In 46 games (he missed 12 with a hamstring injury) Iguodala is averaging 9.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.6 steals per game. He's also hit two game-winning jumpers at the buzzer (Oklahoma City, at Atlanta) with the Warriors trailing prior to the shot (so they would have lost if he missed, as opposed to the game being tied and going to overtime).
In 25 games (he missed 33 recovering from wrist surgery) O'Neal is averaging 7.3 points and 5.4 rebounds per contest, and recently put forth his two best performances of the season (23 points/13 rebounds vs. Brooklyn and 16 points/10 rebounds in Detroit -- both Warriors victories). The game prior, he blocked Chandler Parsons' dunk attempt late in OT that preserved another win against Houston.
With 24 games left in the season, who has been a better pickup -- Iguodala or O'Neal?
Jim Kozimor asked the question to Ray Ratto, Tim Kawakami and Guy Haberman on Wednesday night's Yahoo SportsTalk Live Blitz.
Kawakami: "It's Iguodala. It hasn't worked out exactly like they thought it would because it's kinda screwed up Harrison Barnes a little bit ... But I think as this team moves towards the playoffs, as there are guys for him to defend, Andre Iguodala is gonna be a huge plus for this team..."
Haberman: "Its Andre Iguodala; he's the better player. He's played 20 more games than Jermaine O'Neal has ... If O'Neal stays healthy the rest of the year and plays the way he's played when healthy, then he's going to be extraordinarily valuable relatively speaking to the money Iguodala is making, but Iguodala is the better player."
Ratto: "It's Iguodala and it's by a fairly wide margin ... Iguodala's defense allows Klay Thompson to not have to guard the best offensive player on the other team ... If Iguodala is a little more offensively minded he's going to give them everything they wanted from him..."
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