NBA Free Agency Rumors: Several teams will compete with Warriors for Iguodala
Teams are reportedly trying to bring in the veteran forward in an effort to weaken the Warriors
The world champion Warriors aren't in real danger of losing any members of their core four -- Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson -- but the next most important player might take some convincing.
As a free agent this summer, Andre Iguodala, the team's sixth man for the past three seasons and the 2015 NBA Finals MVP, will reportedly draw considerable offers from several NBA teams in an effort to pry him away from the bay. Per ESPN's Chris Haynes:
The Minnesota Timberwolves, San Antonio Spurs, L.A. Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers, Orlando Magic, Brooklyn Nets and Utah Jazz are among the teams interested in the 2015 NBA Finals MVP, sources tell ESPN.
It is not yet known if Iguodala will take meetings.
A significant number of personnel within NBA circles have come to the conclusion that rather than building a superteam, it's much more economically feasible and expeditious to just pluck away talent from the Bay Area juggernauts.
At 33, Iguodala clearly isn't capable of being a team's star player, but his defensive ability and versatility allows him to plug into pretty much any system. Iguodala has averaged about 26 minutes per game for the past three seasons with Golden State, so he'd probably stick around that limit if he decided to change teams.
The Wolves already added Jimmy Butler, so signing Iguodala could increase their chances of becoming a real threat in the West. The Spurs, Clippers and Jazz could also use the depth that Iguodala would bring, and could inch closer to being competitive with Golden State.
The Sixers, Magic and Nets are obviously much farther away from being contenders, and Iguodala certainly wouldn't put them over the top. But he could conceivably make the decision to go to an up-and-coming team to mentor their young players and eventually lead the team into the playoffs.
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