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NBA Rumors: Andre Iguodala To Pick Between Lakers And Clippers If Bought Out By Grizzlies

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Andre Iguodala was linked with both the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers as soon as he was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies from the Golden State Warriors. Memphis initially stated they were going to buy out Iguodala, but at this moment they keep looking for a trade partner to offload the veteran swingman.

However, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Iggy is expected to pick one of the Los Angeles teams if he is bought out by Memphis, as they intend to reach a buyout agreement instead of paying out the full $17 million in guaranteed money he’s owed this season.

“It’s the two L.A. teams,” said Woj during a TV special with ESPN colleague Zach Lowe. “It’s the Lakers and it’s the Clippers. If there is a buyout at some point. If Memphis can’t trade him, it will come down to those two teams.”

Besides the Lakers and the Clippers, he was linked with his former teams, the Denver Nuggets, Philadelphia 76ers, or the Golden State Warriors, though the latter would be complex to carry out.

Between his current two options, the Lakers might have an advantage over the Clips, as they have former agent-turned-general manager Rob Pelinka at their disposal, while the Clippers have a bevy of respected veterans like Patrick Beverley, Kawhi Leonard, and Paul George, along with head coach Doc Rivers.

Whichever team he decides to join, they are going to get a great veteran, a proven winner that appears when the team needs him the most. If he goes to the Lakers, they’ll get a great defensive asset; if he goes to the Clippers, it’s pretty much game over for the rest of the league.