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The rumors surrounding the Los Angeles Lakers and their interest in shooting guard Andre Iguodala just won’t go away. This isn’t altogether surprising, as the Lakers’ depth is questionable and Iguodala is expected to be available at some point.
Though the Memphis Grizzlies are holding out hope that they can trade Iguodala before the deadline, there’s no guarantee that they’ll be able to do so. If Iguodala is instead set free after the deadline, the Lakers won’t be the only team interested.
“If [the Grizzlies don’t trade him], Iguodala will be cut loose from Memphis and free to sign with whomever he chooses—around the league, that’s expected to be the Lakers,” Sean Deveney of Heavy.com wrote. “But there are still teams in the mix. All, according to speculation from league executives, are in the Western Conference.”
As Deveney pointed out, teams looking to contend with Los Angeles could theoretically get more value out of the former Finals MVP. With the Golden State Warriors, Iguodala faced LeBron James-led teams in the Finals four straight times. Golden State went 3-1 against James’ Cleveland Cavaliers in Finals series, and Iguodala was named MVP in 2015.
Teams may also go after Iguodala to prevent him from partnering with James, Anthony Davis and the Lakers.
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