NBA Free Agency: Andre Iguodala agrees with Golden State

 

May 2, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Denver Nuggets shooting guard Andre Iguodala (9) congratulates Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) game six of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Nuggets 92-88. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Amid the whole Dwight Howard sweepstakes, there was another touted free agent the Golden State Warriors had their eyes on. On Friday afternoon — on what was supposed to be Dwight’s day — they signed him away from the Denver Nuggets.

Andre Iguodala and the Warriors agree to a four-year, $48 million contract according to Yahoo! NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski.

Wojnarowski also points out that Iguodala was offered fatter contracts by Denver, but elected to sign with the Warriors.

The agreement came immediately after the Warriors cleared $20 million in salary-cap room by agreeing to send the expiring contracts of Richard Jefferson and Andris Biedrins to the Utah Jazz.

Iguodala averaged 13 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.4 assists last season for the Denver Nuggets. The Sacramento Kings had made Iguodala a four-year, $56 million proposal, but rescinded it after he wanted more time to decide.

The Warriors are not entirely out of the Dwight sweepstakes, but now could only sign the perennial All-Star via a sign-and-trade — that would most likely involve Harrison Barnes and Klay Thompson.

 

Topics: Andre Iguodala, Golden State Warriors, NBA Free Agency

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