One of the main components helping the Golden State Warriors achieve success has been Andre Iguodala. He has been the sixth man but was so darn good he won the 2015 Finals MVP. Iguodala was also a key on the historic 73-9 team as well as this past year’s championship run.
If many other teams in the league get their way, Iguodala has played his last game with the team.
According to Chris Haynes of ESPN, a number of teams are interested in prying Iguodala away from the Warriors.
“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.”
Specifically, Haynes listed the Minnesota Timberwolves, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers, Orlando Magic, Brooklyn Nets and Utah Jazz as potential suitors.
It could all be moot, however. As Haynes noted, “It is not yet known if Iguodala will take meetings.”
With Klay Thompson and Draymond Green under contract and Kevin Durant and Steph Curry all but assured of returning, the Warriors are loaded with talent at the top of the roster. They also have one of the NBA’s strongest rotations. More to the point, two-time executive of the year Bob Myers is more than capable of rounding out the roster.
There’s no question that losing Iguodala would hurt the Warriors. He’s been instrumental in the team’s success. With that said, his greater impact would come in helping any new team, as opposed to weakening his old one (should he leave Golden State).