Report: Lakers 'in play' to sign free agent Andre Iguodala - Lakers Daily

Report: Lakers ‘in play’ to sign free agent Andre Iguodala

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According to a report, the Los Angeles Lakers are now “in play” to sign Andre Iguodala this offseason.

On Sunday, the 37-year-old had his team option declined by the Miami Heat for the 2021-22 campaign.

Iguodala is not the player he used to be. In the 2020-21 season, he averaged a mere 4.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. The veteran was a star player earlier in his career, but at this point, he brings less to the table than he used to.

Iguodala could still be a nice addition to a Lakers team that is reportedly going to attract a lot of interest from veterans this offseason. With L.A. in a great position to contend for a title, a lot of aging players likely want to join the team in hopes of winning a championship.

Iguodala knows what it’s like to win a title. He has three rings to his name, and he was an integral part of all of them. He could bring his playoff experience and veteran leadership to a Lakers team that already boasts a lot of that.

The former first-round pick has been in the league since the 2004-05 season.