The San Antonio Spurs are among seven teams interested in Andre Iguodala, a free agent this summer.
Through the first few weeks of the 2017 NBA offseason, the San Antonio Spurs have been linked to a handful of players. Paul George’s name came up, along with a George Hill reunion and Derrick Rose potentially making his way to the Alamo City.
Well, there’s a new player that the Spurs are rumored to have interest in. According to ESPN’s Chris Haynes, San Antonio will eye Andre Iguodala in free agency, as he has been “discussed internally.” However, six other teams have interest in the 2015 NBA Finals MVP: the Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Clippers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia 76ers and Utah Jazz.
Iguodala played the last four seasons with the Golden State Warriors, signing in the summer of 2013. He became one of the team’s top players off the bench in the 2014-15 season, despite seeing his numbers dwindle. That’s due to playing with the likes of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and as of the 2016-17 season, Kevin Durant. The latter group won the 2017 NBA Finals, and without Durant, they made it in 2015 and 2016.
On the Spurs, Iguodala could fit into a similar role off the bench, or play in the starting lineup, next to Kawhi Leonard. The latter would be a bigger role than he’s had in Golden State, but potentially for more money.
Signing the former Arizona product may require salary cap maneuvering, if he desires a sizeable contract. Haynes’ report noted how San Antonio already made Danny Green and LaMarcus Aldridge available for trade, so if one or both are out, then there should be enough money to bring in Iguodala or a big name like Chris Paul.
Should the Spurs sign Iguodala? Or is the open money better served for other potential acquisitions?