Golden State Warriors: Why They Should Try to Acquire Andre Iguodala

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Nov. 3, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Denver Nuggets shooting guard Andre Iguodala (9) looks on during the second half against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena. The Heat won 119-116. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors have shown interest in Andre Iguodala in the past and in the present. Recently, it was reported that Iguodala has interest in joining the Warriors after he opted out of his deal with the Denver Nuggets.

Whether it’s his connection with Stephen Curry through USA Basketball’s National Team, his admiration for the team’s style or an intense respect for the team that eliminated his own during the playoffs, the veteran fordward is intrigued by the possiblity of coming to Oakland.

Iguodala would come at a steep price, however, as he is opting out of the final year of a contract worth slightly more than $16 million, presumably hoping he can get paid more somewhere else. The Warriors couldn’t afford Iggy on the free market because of their financial woes, so the only route is a sign-and-trade.

A potential deal would have to include either Klay Thompson or Harrison Barnes, essential players in a youthful core that the management seems unwilling to part with.

Whether or not the trade is likely, I will discuss the pros and cons of having the Olympian suit up in blue and gold.

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