NBA trade rumors: Warriors' Andre Iguodala and Pelicans' Norris Cole to join LeBron James in Cleveland?
By Wilfredo Pantua Jr. | Sep 23, 2016 04:23 AM EDT
Although the thought of Golden State Warriors' Andre Iguodala leaving for another NBA franchise may be deemed an impossibility at this point, professional basketball has long proved that shock moves - including those to rivals, always linger as a possibility during trade seasons. Recent rumors involving the shooting guard - however untrue they may seem from the onset, indicate his transfer to another team as a possibility this offseason.
Aside from Iguodala, there's also another name involved in a potential trade to Cavs - Norris Cole of the New Orleans Pelicans. Cole's partnership with LeBron James during their back-to-back championship runs with the Heat might just prove to be the push the Cavs need to sign the power forward.
According to iTech Post, the Cavaliers are predicted to take hold on to their championship ring, but they must really step up by acquiring more top-caliber players to remain in contention for the title. Earlier, the Warriors acquired the services of All-Star Kevin Durant - a move that makes the team a formidable one together with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.
But as expected, the Warriors would not give up Iguodala that easily and most especially to their biggest rival from the East. Iguodala helped the Warriors to victory in the 2015 NBA finals and won it all the way. He was awarded the Finals MVP because of the defensive skills he has shown that time. Although the Warriors lost the title this year to the Cavs, would they still have another reason to hold on to him?
Sportsrageous also floated the possibility of acquiring Norris Cole being clearer than that of Iguodala. The report also says that Cole would be an ideal addition to the roster now that Mo Williams plans to retire soon. The Cavs also need a replacement for Matthew Dellavedova which they've traded to the Milwaukee Bucks this offseason. This will also let Kyrie Irving concentrate on the number two spot for offensive purposes.
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