After various NBA trade rumors involving the Denver Nuggets and Andre Iguodala separately, the two were finally linked as part of the Dwight Howard trade. Now the question of chemistry comes up and whether the Nuggets have enough talent to seriously compete in the Western Conference next season.
According to NBA.com, Iguodala can't wait to get started on playing for the Nuggets. Iguodala is fresh off helping Team USA win a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics and he really seemed to have an extra spring in his step. Now he can bring that defensive intensity to the court in Denver, likely elevating the whole team with him.
Iguodala is certainly saying all the right things, stating that, "I really like what they're building in Denver and I look forward to being a part of it." Nuggets president Josh Kroenke made it clear that the team has been trying to acquire him for years and that getting a proven winner on the roster can only lead to good things.
That the Nuggets only had to give up Arron Afflalo and Al Harrington to get the deal done is pretty impressive, especially because Iguodala might be the best player on the roster now. Adding him to a young nucleus of Ty Lawson, JaVale McGee and Danilo Gallinari can only lead to good things. The ultimate test, though, is whether the team has done enough to seriously compete with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Lakers.
Do you think that these recent NBA trade rumors played out nicely for the Denver Nuggets? Does the acquisition of Andre Iguodala make the Nuggets a top four seed in the Western Conference Playoffs?