With Jimmy Butler reportedly still working on the sign-and-trade that will send him to the Miami Heat, the Houston Rockets have to move on the Plan B.
Houston has little cap space and some chemistry issues, so where could Daryl Morey look to bolster his roster? He might have to look no further than his rival.
After the Warriors reportedly traded Andre Iguodala to the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday, ESPN's Tim MacMahon reported the Rockets are a team that would have interest in signing the 2015 NBA Finals MVP should Memphis buy him out.
Rockets would be among the teams with strong interest in Andre Iguodala if he receives a buyout from the Grizzlies, per sources.— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) July 1, 2019
This would be a hard pill for Warriors fans to swallow.
It's no coincidence that NBA titles followed Iguodala's arrival to the Warriors. While their decision to move on from the 35-year-old was a necessary one in order for the team to get younger, Iguodala leaves the Warriors a Bay Area legend, a fan favorite and someone that it would hurt to see suiting up with James Harden and Chris Paul.
If the Grizzlies do decide to cut him loose, there should be no shortage of suitors for the veteran swingman, including the Lakers who are run by Iguodala's old agent, Rob Pelinka.
The Rockets reportedly re-signed guard Austin Rivers, but adding Iguodala would give them some depth they lacked this past season.
For now, Iguodala is a member of the rebuilding Grizzlies, but that could change quickly.