Pacific Rumors: Iguodala, Kings, Lakers, Tomjanovich

Warriors forward Andre Iguodala is listed as questionable for Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, the team’s PR department tweets. He underwent an MRI on his left knee Monday, according to ESPN.com’s Chris Haynes, and obviously the results were satisfactory even though the team has yet to provide details. Iguodala could still be rested as a precautionary measure, a source told Haynes. He did not practice on Monday. Iguodala was a non-factor in Game 1, playing just 10 minutes and scoring two points. Stephen Curry also sat out practice but will play in Game 2, acting coach Mike Brown told Haynes and other reporters.

In other developments around the Pacific Division:

  • The Kings plan to move their D-League affiliate out of Reno after next season, according to Scott Howard Cooper of NBA.com. The Kings want their affiliate to be closer to Sacramento and playing games at multiple locations is a consideration, he adds. (Twitter links).
  • The Lakers should try to trade for Pacers star Paul George this offseason rather than waiting to pursue him as an unrestricted free agent after next season, according to a panel of ESPN basketball experts. All but one of the five members on the panel believe that acquiring George now is worth the risk of losing him after just one season. Baxter Holmes opines that the Pacers would want a package of young players, including Brandon Ingram, and a draft pick in return.
  • Rudy Tomjanovich is no longer with the Lakers’ organization, Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. Tomjanovich has served as a consultant in various capacities for over a decade and was also a scout for the team’s analytics department last season. Tomjanovich’s son, Trey, has also lost his job as a consultant and statistical analyst.
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10 thoughts on “Pacific Rumors: Iguodala, Kings, Lakers, Tomjanovich

  1. SoCalBaseballDude

    I agree wholeheartedly with the ESPN experts, but I wouldn’t put Ingram in the trade due to his multi-position capabilities. IF they get a Top 3 lottery pick this year I believe a group of Randle, Russell, Young, Mozgov,

    • GuruGray

      Mozgov has negative trade value. Why would the Pacers have any interest in taking on his contract for the next 3 years? I don’t think Russell and Randle have enough value to offset that and will both be up for extensions while Mozgov is still under contact

    • jroseka

      The Pacers would give you a big 0 if it requires Young and Mozgov. Neither have value. The Pacers are not required to both give the Lakers PG AND cap relief.

  2. SD Speak For Myself

    Magic: listen to the experts! Trade for George now! Mortgage the future…players/picks…give the Pacers what ever it takes.

  3. Makes zero sense to trade for PG. To do so, the Lakers would have to further deplete their roster of talent – leaving PG hardly any support. If he wants to play in LA, they’ll sign him as a FA, and it’ll only cost money – making a trade pointless. If he doesn’t, then he’s going to leave after being traded for.

  4. bowserhound

    I’d give up Russell and Clarkson if they took Moz or Deng. Don’t give them Ingram, he has the highest potential on the team as it stands.

    • jroseka

      Except you’re asking to get an All-Star and cap relief. The Pacers are a money conscious organization and will not give into that demand. If you think Russell or Clarkson = PG you’re beyond wrong, it would take Ingram too.

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