May 2, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson (11) defends Denver Nuggets shooting guard Andre Iguodala (9) on the drive during the first quarter of game six of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Golden State Warriors Interested in Acquiring Andre Iguodala

With Andre Iguodala planning to opt out of the final year of his contract with the Denver Nuggets, he will become one of the hottest commodities on the free agent market come July 1.

A plethora of teams are expected to be interested in his services, and one of them is the team knocked the Nuggets out of the playoffs this past season.

According to Marcus Thompson of the Bay Area News Group, the Golden State Warriors are interested in acquiring Iguodala.

However, since they have little cap space to sign free agents, they will only be able to bring him in via a sign-and-trade.

Iguodala averaged 13.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 5.4 assists with the Nuggets last season. As his stats show, he can do a little bit of everything — score, rebound, and pass.

The Warriors have been mentioned in trade rumors with Iguodala in the past when he was with the Philadelphia 76ers. There were talks of them moving Monta Ellis for Iguodala way back when, and last offseason, the Warriors considered trading their No. 7 overall pick for Iguodala.

They kept that pick, which turned into Harrison Barnes, who was very productive as a rookie last season.

It’s too early to speculate at this point, but you would have to assume that the Warriors would have to give up one starter and some other pieces to get Iguodala.

Iguodala spent the first eight seasons of his career with the 76ers, and made the All-Star team in 2012.

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