It’s been an eventful day for Golden State Warriors small forward Andre Iguodala who earlier suggested that his Warriors should not only avoid trading Klay Thompson, but suggested they make him a member of the franchise for life.
That wasn’t the only offseason pitch Iguodala had in his back pocket however as according to Diamond Leung, Iggy is looking to recruit his former college teammate, Channing Frye, to play in the Bay Area next season.
“I’ve talked to Channing a few times,” Iguodala stated during an interview on Sirius XM. “I told him how great the Bay was. I told him how his family would enjoy it. I know his family well. My family knows his family, so it wouldn’t be strangers. I would take care of him. If he needed a room, I got an extra room for him.
“I like to pass a lot. I passed to Channing a lot in college, so Channing knows that he’ll be able to shoot the rock.”
Frye, who decided to opt-out of his contract with the Phoenix Suns would be a solid addition for the Warriors given their ability to spread the floor, though they’d likely need to improve their interior defense. Of note, an addition of Frye would also seemingly put a question mark on the Warriors’ pursuit of Kevin Love considering Love isn’t exactly your traditional power forward, either.
Of course, Iguodala seems to have the Warriors’ roster creation all made up in his mind and it doesn’t sound like Love is part of that plan, thus why Frye would fit.
How the Golden State Warriors feel about such a courtship is unknown. Channing Frye would certainly be a much more obtainable and cheaper product, but he also doesn’t come with the same level of talent nor the ability to to draw in potential free agents like LeBron James, something the Warriors are hopeful Love would be able to do.