The Minnesota Timberwolves are interested in Andre Iguodala.
There are many free agents that will get the interest of many teams throughout the NBA. Andre Iguodala will be on the top of that list and that’s for good reason. ESPN is reporting that the Minnesota Timberwolves are one of a handful of teams that are looking to make a run at the Golden State stud.
ESPN’s Chris Haynes lists the Timberwolves, Los Angeles Clippers, Utah Jazz, Orlando Magic, Brooklyn Nets, San Antonio Spurs and Philadelphia 76ers as teams that are interested. Of course, the Golden State Warriors would also be interested in retaining the services of Iguodala.
The interesting angle that Haynes takes in his lead paragraph is worth noting. Not only would the singing of Iguodala help whoever wins the sweepstakes, but if a team other than the Warriors signs him that would effectively also weaken the Golden State squad.
Iguodala would fit on virtually any team, hence why almost a third of the league is listed in the ESPN report. The staunch defense and solid shooting could help solidify a bunch of teams but could really help the Timberwolves make that next step.
This last season, Iguodala played in 76 games and averaged 7.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game. Iguodala shot .528 overall from the field and .362 from three-point range.
Iguodala has spent the last four seasons with the Warriors. Before that, Iguodala had one season with the Denver Nuggets. He started his career with an eight year stint with the Philadelphia 76ers.
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With the addition of Jimmy Butler, the Wolves would be looking to add Iguodala off the bench and that is something that he is used to doing. Over the past three seasons, Iguodala has only started one game in 218 games played.
Jacob Andersen wrote a couple weeks ago about how the Wolves should be in on Iguodala. The point is still valid after the Butler move if not even more important now. The signing of Iguodala might not be likely for the Wolves, but many times it didn’t look like Jimmy Butler would be a Timberwolf either…
Like Kevin Garnett, “Anything is possible.”
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