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NBA Trade Rumors: Dallas Mavericks unlikely to pursue a deal for Andre Iguodala 

03 Dec 2019, 06:05 IST

Andre Iguodala has not played since the 2019 NBA Finals
Andre Iguodala has not played since the 2019 NBA Finals

What's the rumor?

The Golden State Warriors sent Andre Iguodala to the Memphis Grizzlies during the offseason as the front office desperately attempted to clear enough cap space to complete a deal for D'Angelo Russell. Nevertheless, Iguodala is currently away from the Grizzlies as the team attempts to find a trade partner, and reports have suggested that the Dallas Mavericks are among the interested teams.

However, believes that the Mavs are unlikely to make a move for Iguodala due to a combination of his age and how much they would have to give up to get a deal done:

They’d have to give up the Warriors’ second-rounder, Lee and a player or two—it’s not lost on Dallas that Iguodala will be 36 next month and wants to play for a contender. The Mavs aren’t there yet and Iguodala is not going to get them there.

In case you didn't know...

After spending much of his career with the Philadelphia 76ers, Iguodala joined the Warriors back in 2013. During his six seasons with the team, Iguodala made five trips to the NBA Finals, winning three titles - while also being named Finals MVP in 2015.

The 35-year-old struggled with injuries for much of the 2018-19 season, although he was resurgent in the playoffs, averaging 9.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 4.0 assists over 21 appearances.

The heart of the matter

Iguodala remains a player that can help a contending team, although he will become an unrestricted free agent next summer, and he only offers a quick fix. Due to this, the Mavs may decide to explore other options, and Iguodala could eventually be granted a buyout.

What's next?

Following their huge win over the Los Angeles Lakers, the Mavs will take on the New Orleans Pelicans tomorrow night.

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