The Golden State Warriors were believed to not have the cash to bring in a guy like Andre Iguodala in NBA free agency this offseason, especially with the team’s serious pursuit of Dwight Howard, but that has not stopped the team from meeting with Iguodala to talk a deal.
Golden State does not have a lot of cap to work with. The Warriors are reportedly trying to ship away David Lee and still need to find a way to shed the contracts of Andris Biedrins ($9 million) or Richard Jefferson ($11 million). How Iguodala fits is hard to tell.
That hasn’t stopped the Warriors from trying.
According to Rusty Simmons of The San Francisco Chronicle, the two sides met Monday:
Warriors owner Joe Lacob, general manager Bob Myers and head coach Mark Jackson were in Los Angeles on Monday, having been granted prime dates to present their case to center Dwight Howard and to swingman Andre Iguodala.
The Warriors’ contingent included Southern California-based executive board member Jerry West for portions of the meetings and added Stephen Curry for a morning workout with Howard at UCLA.
Howard and Iguodala are far out of the Warriors’ price range this offseason, but ownership likes to be part of these conversations. The Warriors have told their own free agents, Jarrett Jack and Carl Landry, that they need to “wait and see” despite publicly calling them priorities.
The Warriors simply don’t have the space right now, but give the aggressive front office credit for trying to make something happen with Andre Iguodala . He’s a veteran defensive force who would easily make the team better.
He’s also not a horrible consolation prize if the team misses out on Howard.
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