Although there would be seemingly no reason that Andre Iguodala would want to leave the star-studded Golden State Warriors, given that Steph Curry is an unrestricted free agent and currently on undoubtedly the most friendly contract in the league, the Warriors are going to have to invest a pretty penny into his next contract.
This is going to result in them having to make further changes to their depth and while they’d no doubt like to keep their former Finals MVP, they may not be able to do so financially. Therefore, if Golden State can’t afford to bring Iggy back next year, he will be on the lookout for a new home.
Given his recent comments about Utah’s lack of nightlife, there’s probably a good chance that the Jazz would have a hard time wooing him into their fold. Nevertheless, if they could somehow change his perspective, he could prove to be a solid fit from a basketball standpoint. Iguodala isn’t exactly a knock-down shooter from deep, but he’s still efficient from the field and is a solid defender.
He’s also 33-years-old, meaning his days of highly lucrative contracts are likely well behind him. Iguodala wouldn’t figure to be a starter on this Jazz squad, but could fill a role similar to that of Joe Johnson and Boris Diaw this past season as a major impact player off the bench, just as he’s done with Golden State.
Iguodala is undoubtedly the kind of guy that makes any team better with all that he brings to the table and while Golden State could very well retain him (or even if they don’t, Utah may have a hard time landing him), there’s still no questioning what a nice piece he would be for the Jazz roster.