Should the Cavs go after Andre Iguodala in FA?
Question is in the title, would definitely save Cleveland the hassle of looking for a SF in the draft, he also would add playoff experience to a team which basically has none. I personally am all for it but I have a feeling not to many others are going to be interested in this.
Why would Iggy wanna go to Cleveland?
Kyrie Irving, great medical staff, they have cap space for him, oh and the chance to bring a championship to the amazing city of Cleveland? (Ok the last one was all me) But seriously, we have the number one pick this year, Kyrie and Dion aren't no slouches, we are primed to make playoff pushes, why wouldn't Iggy want to join us? God I hate the fact people assume players don't want to be in Cleveland, Speights when traded to Cleveland said in an interview he wanted to be there because Kyrie Irving was there and the fans were amazing. He also stated the trade wouldn't have happened if he wasn't okay with going to Cleveland which he said he was more then excited to do. Just saying, why wouldn't Iggy want to be apart of the Cavaliers?
If they do get Iggy then it would fit with Mike Brown who is a defensive coach. Their starting 5 would be Irving, Waiters, Iggy, Thompson, Varejao. There is only 2 good shootings in that lineup though. I think it would put them in the playoffs though with Zeller, Gee, Ellington, Speights??, and some of the new draft picks coming off the bench. At the same time I would rather wait to get a sf in the draft next year or a FA like Lebron. Another thing about getting Iggy is if the draft Bmac I think they would compliment each other at the 2/3.
Wow, I can't believe I didn't even think about how good defensively he is, he was basically on the Olympic team just for that! Yeah I think Mike Brown would love him, he would definitely fit his system great.
If they don't take Otto Porter with the first pick, then Iggy maybe should be their #1 free agent priority.
Im thinking Atlanta might be a more logical choice seeing as they have more cap room, are winning right now, and might be able to afford Iggy another big time free agent(or re-sign Josh Smith) to play with Al Horford. That would be a good choice. Call me when Cleveland wins 30 games in a season.
That doesn't mean they will get him. If they draft based on thinking they can get him and then don't, it sets them back another year. Dan Gilbert is one of the richest owners and sick of losing. The safe path is draft Porter, that makes them a playoff team in the east. Iggy, if they got him, could start at the 2, like he did in Denver, or play the 3 if Porter isn't ready. But if they skip on Porter and don't sign Iggy, they are screwed.
That would be a good line up and a playoff team in the east. BUT Kyrie would have to play a full season, or at least close to one. Something that he hasn't shown he can do so far.
I was talking to my friend about how I have no idea where Iggy fits in the league in terms of need, cap, space, and a situation to win and the Cavs make so much sense. With Karl out in Denver and so many questions up in the air there he should really consider Cleveland, on paper it seems to be a great fit with regards to skill set and team need.
Iggy would be a great fit and would immediately become one of the senior men on the team, he brings play off experience and is still near his peak. I fully agree with the guys above if the Cavs don't take Porter then they should look at Iggy as a FA target.