On Friday night against the Bulls, Harrison Barnes registered 20 points and nine rebounds.
He made 7-of-13 shots, including 3-of-6 from 3-point range.
With the Warriors clinging to a 96-92 lead late in the fourth quarter, Barnes drilled a 3-pointer.
On Golden State's next possession, he nailed another one to seal victory.
"He’s always been a focused player," Iguodala said of Barnes following the win. "And coming from where he’s come from, it’s a difficult adjustment – being the man, then kind of taking a step back then they want you take a step forward. He’s handled it like a professional. He’s always kept himself ready."
As a rookie, Barnes started all 81 games he appeared in and averaged 9.2 points and 4.1 rebounds while shooting just under 44 percent from the field and 36 percent from 3-point land.
He elevated his game even more in the playoffs, averaging 15.1 points and 6.0 rebounds.
Prior to his sophomore campaign, the Warriors acquired Andre Iguodala and Mark Jackson elected to start Iguodala and move Barnes to the bench.
He struggled with the adjustment, shooting below 40 percent on the season.
When Steve Kerr replaced Jackson, he inserted Barnes back into the starting lineup, and the "Black Falcon" thrived.
Last season, Barnes averaged 10.1 points and 5.5 rebounds over 82 starts, and shot over 48 percent from the field and just under 41 percent from deep.
After not agreeing to terms on a contract extension in late October, Barnes will be a restricted free agent next July.
Iguodala is doing his best to help Barnes get a huge payday.
"Contract year, so we’re going to continue to help him get as much as possible," Iguodala said. "He’s a hard-worker, so it’s going to happen for hard workers."
This isn't the first time that Iguodala has let it be known he's looking out for the 23-year old forward.
"I'm definitely looking forward to helping Harrison coming out of his rookie contract," Iguodala said back at media day in late September. "... Harrison's number is so large that it doesn't really matter. Rich is rich.
"He'll be fine. But an extra basket or two can help him so I hope he's close when I'm by myself on the break. I'll be sure to toss it back to him."
Through 15 games, Barnes is averaging a career-best 14.2 points to go along with 3.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists. He is shooting 50 percent from the field and 38.8 percent from the 3-point line.
He's also making nearly 88 percent of his free throws -- up from 72 percent a season ago.