LOS ANGELES — When the Memphis Grizzlies acquired Andre Iguodala in a trade from the Golden State Warriors over the summer, the plan was always to flip the veteran forward.
But the Los Angeles Clippers (31-14) could be a contender, with Maurice Harkless as the primary expiring contract ($11 million) along with second-year guard Jerome Robinson ($3.6 million).
Take out most of the bottom 10 teams who are gradually fading out of playoff contention, and it's a lot easier to point out why the market for Iguodala may be limited, what with teams needing matching salary or the first-rounder the Grizzlies supposedly covet.
If Dallas went for Iguodala, it may still need to add another forward/center to replace Powell's size, but Iguodala would give the playoff contender some needed experience.
The Kings can trade recently acquired guard/forward Kent Bazemore.