Just moments ago, the Golden State Warriors traded away two large expiring contracts in Richard Jefferson and Andris Biedrins. Why? To sign former Denver Nuggets and Philadelphia 76ers swingman, Andre Iguodala.
According to Yahoo Sports, the two sides agreed on a four year, $48 million dollar contract this afternoon:
Andre Igoudala has reached agreement with Golden State on a four year, $48 million deal with the Warriors, league source tells Y! Sports.
Both Iguodala and Dwight Howard (another Warriors target) have expressed a desire to play together and now Howard may attempt to join forces with him. However, that would take the assistance of the Los Angeles Lakers. The Warriors currently sit well over the salary cap and would need a sign and trade to bring Howard to Oakland, something the Lakers are well aware of. Granted, the Lakers could lose Howard to another team and may opt for a sign and trade with the Warriors out of desperation but Howard to the Warriors is all on the Lakers. In short, while not completely impossible, it’s unlikely.
As for Iggy, the 29 year old former Arizona Wildcat joins the Warriors after the rival Sacramento Kings offered a more lucrative deal which they pulled off the table earlier this week once Iguodala told them he needed more time to think.