Rumor: Andre Iguodala Heading To Lakers?
Rumor Alert: Lakers hungry to acquire the 76ers Andre Iguodala.
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: LA needs to do something in the off season if they want another ring. Getting rid of Pau Gasol would be a good first step.
The Lakers are rumored to be looking into the possibility of acquiring small forward Andre Iguodala. The most glaring problem for the Lakers is their lack of a quality point guard, but their second problem is a small forward that has any play-making abilities. This is were Iguodala could help. The small forwards currently on the Lakers are Matt Barnes and Metta World Peace. World Peace is still a tough defender and would be good to keep for that reason. Barnes, on the other hand, serves no purpose on the team. His scoring is minimal and his defense is mediocre.
A dynamic small forward capable of getting his own shot like Iguodala would be a great addition to the team. His strengths are his athletic ability, he jumps through the roof, and he has a legit perimeter shot. His weaknesses are he might be a little too close to Kobe in terms of skill set and he’s not the 1-guard they truly need. Iguodala doesn’t address their most pressing issue which is the lack of guard play on the team. Acquiring Iguodala is a second tier problem. The real objective this off-season should be focused on a 1-guard.
I’m sure Laker fans are happy to see though that the team is already actively looking at moves to improve.
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