Behind Dwight Howard, Andre Iguodala is probably one of the top free agents there after he opted out of the final year of his contract with the Denver Nuggets.
Iguodala will meet with six teams on Monday, according to Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports, and those six teams include two from Northern California: the Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings.
The Warriors’ interest in Iguodala is not surprising, considering that they were already intrigued with him earlier this month. However, the way the Warriors could acquire Iguodala is via sign-and-trade, because they just don’t have the salary cap space to sign him outright.
Iguodala may be a fallback option for the Warriors if they fail to persuade Dwight Howard to come to the bay.
For the Kings, their interest in Iguodala is also not a complete shock. New GM Pete D’Alessandro was the Nuggets’ assistant GM last season, which was Iguodala’s only year in Denver.
However, a league source decided to dampen any thoughts of Iguodala signing with the Kings, telling Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee, “Why would he go there? They can’t win now.”
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.
There is no question that he would be a welcome addition to both NorCal teams.