Philadelphia 76ers: 15 greatest draft picks in franchise history

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A lottery pick in 2004, Andre Iguodala was one of the Sixers’ most important pieces in the mid-2000s. Originally starting off his career as Allen Iverson’s sidekick, he would eventually take on a role as one of the Sixers’ foremost weapons leading up to their memorable 2012 playoff run.

The 2011-12 season remains Iguodala’s only All-Star appearance, although he had many seasons of that caliber. While not an elite individual scorer, his playmaking skills and staunch defense left very few holes in his game.

With the Sixers stagnating and looking to revamp their franchise, Iggy was eventually traded to the Denver Nuggets ahead of the 2012-13 season. He would go on to join the Golden State Warriors the year after, winning Finals MVP during their 2015 championship run.

As somebody who lacks flashy skills and an overabundance of career accomplishments (at least with the Sixers), Iguodala tends to get undervalued on lists like these. That shouldn’t be the case — he was one of, if not the Sixers’ best player for a solid chunk of time in which they were a playoff team.