From the second Andre Iguodala was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies, most assumed he would in no way enjoy a moment there.
Throughout the 2019 NBA offseason, the perception was Iguodala would likely be acquired out and the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers were being the most likely places.
For the Lakers, the interest in Iguodala tends to make great perception. Nevertheless the team is on an excellent operate to start the 2019-20 NBA season, they could without doubt use Iguodala’s competencies down the extend and into the 2020 NBA playoffs. Regretably, the chances of that seem to be to be acquiring slimmer by the day.
The most modern report was the Grizzlies were being telling groups Iguodala wouldn’t be acquired out. In accordance to Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer, that remains the situation as there looks to be no opportunity he is acquired out, significantly to the Lakers chagrin:
As significantly as the Lakers would adore for Iguodala to get acquired out, I’m informed there is no globe in which that occurs. The Grizzlies will trade Iguodala—it’s only a matter of when and to whom. In accordance to a resource, Memphis is open to any variety of trade bundle, such as bargains that deliver back a long-time period wage.
This is a challenging crack for the Lakers as they simply just don’t have the trade cash required in order to obtain Iguodala. For the reason that of the character of their contracts, JaVale McGee, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and Rajon Rondo all have de facto no-trade clauses and the team gave up a quantity of draft picks in the Anthony Davis trade with the New Orleans Pelicans.
Except if the Lakers are eager to give up Kyle Kuzma or Danny Inexperienced (both of those of whom are crucial parts of the roster), acquiring Iguodala just doesn’t seem to be to be in the cards.
It’s unfortunate as Iguodala would be a great fit for this team. The Lakers could really use yet another significant wing defender for the likes of Kawhi Leonard, James Harden, and Luka Doncic. Right after Inexperienced, the upcoming selections would be Caldwell-Pope or Alex Caruso. Nevertheless both of those are stable defenders, they deficiency the sizing to struggle with those forms of wings.
The Lakers could nonetheless be on the lookout for approaches to improve the roster and they will absolutely scour the buyout marketplace the moment it heats up, but the Iguodala ship looks to have sailed for superior.