Is David Lee or Andre Iguodala More Expendable for Golden State Warriors?

December 16th, 2014 by Zach Buckley Leave a reply »

At some point in the not-so-distant future, the Golden State Warriors must sacrifice a pricey veteran in order to keep a constantly improving prospect around. Unless they want to bite a major luxury tax bullet, that much is a given.

What remains uncertain is just which veteran they would be willing to part with: David Lee or Andre Iguodala. It's a tough call on either side, but one they will have to make as ultra-valuable glue guy Draymond Green hits restricted free agency at season's end.

Green's price tag seems to be rising by the second. The 24-year-old swingman is posting career highs across the board, including 13.4 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, a 46.2 field-goal percentage, a 36.4 percent splash rate from distance and a 15.7 player efficiency rating.

And he's someone who doesn't even do his best work on the stat sheet.

"He's in a lot of ways our heart and soul and just plays with such passion at both ends," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said, per Diamond Leung of the Bay Area News Group.

Green isn't going anywhere—which means either Lee or Iguodala almost certainly is.

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