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Report: Andre Iguodala to meet with six teams

Jul 1, 2013, 2:43 PM EDT

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When teams say they are going to Los Angeles to meet with players, it doesn’t automatically mean Dwight Howard. A number of other players are there and if you want to meet them that’s the place to be.

For one, that’s where Andre Iguodala is. And a number of teams are going to meet with him there, reports Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports.

He’s expected to speak with the Nuggets, New Orleans Pelicans, Sacramento Kings, Golden State Warriors, Detroit Pistons and Atlanta Hawks, a source told Yahoo! Sports.

New Nuggets coach Brian Shaw and general manager Tim Connelly will attend the team’s meeting with Iguodala. New Kings general manager Pete D’Alessandro was assistant GM in Denver during Iguodala’s season there.

Of that group, the Warriors would need to add a piece through a sign-and-trade, and that could be a challenge depending on what the Nuggets demand in return.

Iguodala opted out of $16 million next season for the security of a longer-term deal. He will get four years at a lower rate per year, although we have already discussed the risks of giving Iguodala four years.

Right now Iguodala brings good perimeter defense and a versitle offensive game. We know it fits well in Denver and they want him back, but he could fit in well with any of those teams. It’s really going to come down to money. It always does.

  1. ultichiva - Jul 1, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    Free Agency is NOT about the money..lookit LaBraun, Wade, & Bosh …they took “less” money..
    for a championship legacy.

    • steelerceltic - Jul 1, 2013 at 5:02 PM

      I’m not sure if you noticed, but they are all under MAX contracts right now…….

  2. 49warriors - Jul 1, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    Out of all 6 teams, Golden state has the brightest future and best team. If Lee is traded, Sign&Trade is not necessary.

    • jackntorres - Jul 1, 2013 at 3:16 PM

      Golden State does not have Anthony Davis.

    • cmehustle - Jul 2, 2013 at 6:10 AM

      No, if Lee is traded, he will be traded for someone who makes the same amount as him. Or several players who combined make the same. They would still need to sign and trade with Denver.

  3. dezglobal - Jul 1, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    I think he goes to the east.. Detroit or Atlanta.

  4. bparmalee - Jul 1, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    Iggy on the warriors could be fun. He wouldn’t have to do all of the scoring and they need a defender. None of the teams are really contenders but if he goes to Detroit or the Kings then it has to just be for the money. Sad really… seems like Detroit should be better with some of the picks they have had.

  5. gmsingh123 - Jul 1, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    Six rejections, that’s going to be rough.

  6. cmart0907 - Jul 1, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    He will thrive in Golden State. He is a perfect match a vet with them young guns they will be deadly with his defense.

    • anhdazman - Jul 2, 2013 at 3:30 AM

      So where’s the cap space for GSW to sign Iguodala? They want to keep Jack and Landry but are likely to lose one of them due to the luxury tax.

      Not to mention they’re a dark horse in the DH12 sweepstakes.

    • cmehustle - Jul 2, 2013 at 6:12 AM

      They dont havethe cap space. On top of that where would he play? Are you gonna but Thompson on the bench or Barnes? Or include one of those two in a trade to Denver for him? Im not so sure I would give up either one of those two.

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