From sensation to reported trade bait, Andre Iguodala has had his ups and downs in Philadelphia. Right now, according to coach Doug Collins, there's no better time to be Dre. "He's in the best place he's ever been as a pro in Philadelphia," Collins said Tuesday. "He's in a great, great spot." Iguodala isn't focused on the Sixers right now, as he's a key reserve on the U.S. Olympic team, preparing to compete in the Summer Games in London. When he does return to Philadelphia, he'll come back with fresh memories of pushing the Celtics to seven games in the Eastern Conference Semifinals and sinking two free throws to clinch a series win against the Chicago Bulls in the first round, Philadelphia's first playoff series win since 2003. Collins said the Sixers' phone rang "off the hook" with teams inquiring about Iguodala's availability. "Everybody wanted Dre," Collins said. Now Iguodala is the "senior guy" on the team with Elton Brand gone and Tony Battie's future with the club in limbo. His eight seasons here make him the longest-tenured Sixer, and Collins said the pair's chemistry is the best it's ever been.
Collins: Iguodala's time now
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