The Los Angeles Lakers are still looking for new alternatives to Kawhi Leonard as he didn’t sign up with them. It was reported that Leonard will pick up Lakers or Clippers and signed a deal with the later team. The Lakers were planning to find a third star to support the duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis, but could not fill up that spot.
Many other players have been signed-in the late free agency and yet no one can fill the role of Leonard. In such times, Andre Iguodala is the next target of Lakers. The three times All-Star from Golden State Warriors is a name to be reckoned with. Here are the deal possibilities with Iguodala and stance of Lakers on losing Kawhi to the Clippers.
Trade Deal with Memphis Grizzlies
Andre Iguodala was traded to the team of Memphis Grizzlies by the Warriors in a free agency trade deal. The Grizzlies have no open spot for Iguodala and intends to use him as an asset and move out soon. The Houston Rockets and LA Clippers have already asked for Iguodala deal, but the Grizzlies demanded too much.
If Andre Iguodala were to land on the Lakers… pic.twitter.com/yTmcY6h15W
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) July 23, 2019
Lakers are still targeting Andre Iguodala to fill in their final roster spot
— ⚡️𝓓𝓪𝔀𝓼𝓸𝓷⚡️ (@TheNbaDunk) July 24, 2019
The #Lakers have one roster spot left and want to use it to sign Andre Iguodala.
— PickswiseNBA (@PickswiseNBA) July 24, 2019
There is another way where Iguodala can go to a team of his choice without getting Memphis involved. He can pay the $17 million of his buyout contract to the Grizzlies and become a free agent, signing with the Lakers. For that to happen, the Lakers need to convince Andre and offer him something better.
No Regrets over losing Kawhi Leonard
The team officials of LA Lakers are constantly saying that they have no regrets of not getting Kawhi Leonard. Danny Green, DeMarcus Cousins, Avery Bradley, and Rajon Rondo are some of the new addition in the Lakers team as potential Leonard replacement.
The Lakers feel good that they were able to build a strong roster even without Leonard. The new team has prepared a special plan with which the Lakers can win the next NBA finals. LeBron James and Anthony Davis are undergoing special training, to achieve the target in the future season.