By Marcus Thompson
Friday, July 5th, 2013 at 1:15 pm in Uncategorized.
The Warriors have reached a four-year deal worth $48 million with free agent swingman Andre Iguodala, multiple sources confirm.
The Warriors cleared the cap space by trading the expiring contracts of Andris Biedrins, Richard Jefferson and Brandon Rush to Utah. The deal may include multiple picks as well.
The deal lands the Warriors an upgrade on the perimeter. According to multiple sources, Iguodala — who Golden State has wanted for a while — wants to play for the Warriors. He’s a big fan of coach Mark Jackson and Stephen Curry, and his game fits the Warriors style of play. Part of the reason, per one source, Iguodala did not sign Sacramento’s four-year, $52 million offer was because he wanted to see if there were a chance he could play for the Warriors.
Golden State can still get Dwight Howard, but only via sign-and-trade. The Warriors now have no other expiring contracts to send to the Lakers. So Golden State would probably have to pair Harrison Barnes or Klay Thompson with center Andrew Bogut to convince the lakers.
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