The Iguodala option to the Lakers is complicated: Memphis does not yield

According to Adrian Wojnarowski (ESPN), the Grizzlies do not give their arm to twist and refuse to let the eave go if they do not get something in return.


The future is complicated for Andre Iguodala. Road of 36 years (January 28), the forward has not played a minute since last June 13, when Golden State Warriors lost the fifth game of the NBA Finals against Toronto Raptors. There are 135 days without jumping to a basketball court for a player who took the course to Memphis in the early hours of free agency: the San Francisco franchise transferred with the first three rounds of the draft to the Grizzlies to get the necessary salary space to sign D'Angelo Russell.

And in Tennessee he doesn't play. Iguodala is separated from the team. The Grizzlies, in full reconstruction, do not want to take minutes of some of their youth to make room for Iggy and just want to make box with him. For a long time, it was rumored about a possible buy out, a move that would facilitate its entry to the market to enroll in one of the great aspirants to the ring like Clippers, Rockets and Lakers. The latter were the best placed to sign the three-ring champion with Golden State, according to all information.

His signing would give the Lakers a very important leap in quality. Iguodala is a very respected player in the NBA, intelligent, decisive and a leading defender, something that LeBron James knows very well about all his duels during the Warriors-Cavaliers rivalry years. His level in that aspect of the game in the End of 2015 was key for him to conquer the MVP.

However, the possibility that the eave ends with purple and gold seems a little farther each day. According to Adrian Wojnarowski (ESPN), Memphis stands firm: he will only let Iguodala out if there is a good offer on the table. Getting assets or rounds of the draft is something highly valued in some Grizzlies that made a blur and new account last year with the marches of Marc Gasol and Mike Conley, the last two representatives of the Grit and Grind cycle.

And the operation for the Lakers is complex. After releasing all the ballast this summer to take control of Anthony Davis, the Angels have few assets of interest ... and few who want to give up. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Rajon Rondo, Quinn Cook, Troy Daniels, Jared Dudley and Alex Caruso would be options to shuffle, but it would mean touching a template that currently works like a charm: the Lakers are first in the NBA with 14 wins in 16 games



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