The Golden State Warriors have signed small forward Andre Iguodala.
According to USA Today, Iguodala was signed to a four-year, $48 million deal.
The Warriors have been trying to position themselves to acquire Dwight Howard during the off-season but ESPN reports that the Golden State team wasn’t high on Howard’s list of suitors. The team hasn’t officially pulled out of the race for the Lakers star but they aren’t putting all of their eggs in the Howard basket.
The team needed to free up some salary space in order to sign Iguodala. According to Yahoo Sports, the team sent Richard Jefferson, Andris Biedrins and Brandon Rush, along with $24 million in contract debt, to the Utah Jazz in order to sign Iguodala. The Warriors also gave the Jazz a first round draft picks in 2014, as well as a first round pick in 2017, to convince the Jazz to take on the contracts.
The Warriors will get guard Kevin Murphy from the Jazz.
The Iguodala deal is reportedly a done deal but it won’t be finalized until July 10 when the league’s annual moratorium expires. Iguodala played for the Denver Nuggets last season where he averaged 13 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.4 assists.
What do you think of the Iguodala deal? Do you think the Golden State Warriors will continue to pursue Dwight Howard?