Cohen 8-Ball: New Faces in New Places


DECISION: Golden State Warriors signed Andre Iguodala

Cohen’s Analysis: I recognize the approach. The Warriors want to mesh their potent offensive attack with more aggressive defensive capacities. However, did they forget just how magnificent Harrison Barnes was in the playoffs last season?

Sure, Barnes could transform into the league’s best sixth man and Iguodala will alleviate some of the playmaking and pressure off of Stephen Curry. But, Barnes has the potential to evolve into a perennial All-Star. Iguodala, meanwhile, has already reached his ceiling. Golden State needed to target more size in free agency rather than another wing talent. It will likely cost them a chance at a championship.