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.
Denver offered Andre Iguodala a 4-year, $52M deal — as well as 5-year scenarios — before he accepted Warriors deal, sources tell Y!
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 5, 2013
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 The Sacramento Kings had made Iguodala a four-year, $56 million proposal, but rescinded it after he wanted more time to decide.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.