Houston still pushing to acquire Andre Iguodala
The Houston Rockets already pulled off one of the bigger moves of this offseason, reuniting Russell Westbrook with James Harden in a trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Rockets don’t want to stop there, though. According to a report from The Athletic, the Rockets are actively pursuing former Warriors sixth-man Andre Iguodala.
Alas, Westbrook gets his new start with the team that sources say was his No. 1 option and the Rockets are now poised to make the sort of run that had begun to look so unlikely – especially if they can keep adding to the roster from here. Priority No. 1? Secure a deal for former Warriors sixth man Andre Iguodala, who was traded by the Warriors to Memphis on June 30 to make room for D’Angelo Russell in the Kevin Durant sign-and-trade with Brooklyn.
The Rockets have continued their push to land the 35-year-old via trade, with the Clippers also known to be among the most serious suitors. They are also hoping to add veteran big man Tyson Chandler.
Iguodala was recently traded from Golden State to the Memphis Grizzlies. Whether or not the Rockets will be able to acquire the former University of Arizona standout remains to be seen, but he would be a fine addition to their roster, as he can defend a variety of positions.
In 68 appearances with the Warriors last regular season (13 starts), Iguodala racked up averages of 5.7 points on 50 percent shooting from the field (33.3 percent from beyond the arc), 3.7 rebounds, 3.2 assists and just under one steal (0.9) in 23.2 minutes per outing.