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RUMOR: Nuggets deterred by high asking price for Andre Iguodala

Nuggets, Grizzlies, Andre Iguodala

The Memphis Grizzlies are actively searching to trade forward Andre Iguodala as the regular season creeps closer. Unfortunately for contenders, the asking price on the veteran wing appears to be a high one. The Denver Nuggets expressed interest in Iggy, but couldn’t bring themselves to meet the price the Grizzlies are asking for:

If Denver somehow can work out a deal with Memphis, it would mean Iguodala could start his second stint in the Mile High City.

In between long stints with the Philadelphia 76ers and the Golden State Warriors, Iguodala spent the 2012-13 season with the Nuggets. He averaged13 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 5.4 assists for the Nuggets while starting 80 games for them.

Iguodala and the Nuggets would be an ideal match. Denver is a young but talented team that is stacked with backcourt depth. They boast one of the strongest guard pairings in the league in Jamal Murray and Gary Harris. They also have a potential MVP candidate in Nikola Jokic. What the Nuggets are lacking in is wing depth and perimeter defense. Acquiring Iguodala would shore up both areas.

Iggy is at the point in his career where he probably does not want to spend a season on a non-contender. Hopefully, a trade can be worked out where everyone wins: Iguodala can fight for a championship, Memphis gets its pick, and a contender gets a solid veteran player.