May 2, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Denver Nuggets shooting guard Andre Iguodala (9) shoots the ball against the Golden State Warriors during the third quarter of game six of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Nuggets 92-88. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Pelicans Interested In Andre Iguodala

According to ESPN’s Marc Spears, the New Orleans Pelicans are one of several teams that expressed interest in unrestricted free agent Andre Iguodala.  Iguodala declined a player option for the last year of his contract, opting to become a free agent.  Following the trade for Jrue Holiday, the Pelicans only have about $6 million in cap space.  To generate the space required to sign Igoudala, the Pelicans would likely have to trade Greivis Vasquez, waive Robin Lopez, and dispose of a few unguaranteed contracts.

Iguodala would fill the Pelicans gaping hole at small forward and drastically improve their perimeter defense.  Though not a very efficient scorer, Iguodala can create offensively for himself and teammates, and would help to make New Orleans a playoff contender next season.

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