The San Antonio Spurs already showed interest in Andre Iguodala and will have a meeting with him. However, another Western Conference team joined the pursuit.
The San Antonio Spurs have multiple targets for NBA free agency. However, one they will definitely meet with, is Andre Iguodala. This is according to ESPN’s Chris Haynes.
Haynes noted how the Spurs will meet with Iguodala at 12:01 a.m. ET on Saturday night. This is just as free agency begins for all 30 teams. San Antonio feels there’s a “legitimate shot” of them signing the 2004 NBA Draft pick from the Golden State Warriors.
Well, the Spurs will face competition for Iguodala’s services. ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne reported the Sacramento Kings as the second suitor for him, along with a secured meeting for Saturday:
Add another suitor for Andre Iguodala. Sources tell @ChrisBHaynes and I he's meeting with the Sacramento Kings tonight as well
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 1, 2017
It will be a battle of Western Conference teams, with Golden State unable to be ruled out. Other organizations could join the fold, too, if they feel Iguodala is affordable and can fit into their respective team.
The Spurs could start Iguodala at shooting guard or play him off the bench. He became accustomed to the latter, but if the price is high, will the team choose to start him next to Kawhi Leonard?
Iguodala is coming off four seasons with the Warriors. He signed in 2013, and went on to make the NBA Finals in three of his four years there, winning the NBA championship in 2015 and 2017. This included winning the Finals MVP in the former.
Iguodala has been a top player on teams like the Philadelphia 76ers and Denver Nuggets, consistently scoring in double digits. In Golden State, however, he took on a role player spot, especially once Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green developed. So his numbers fell to 7.9 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.
Will the Spurs sign Iguodala? Is it a proper fit?