The ultra-confusing trade that sent Andre Iguodala to the Golden State Warriors is still being finalized, at least for the Denver Nuggets. The team will officially acquire Randy Foye as part of the deal Wednesday.
NBA.com has the official details of the very confusing sequence of events that ultimately end up with Foye in Denver:
The Nuggets have agreed to separate sign-and-trade deals that will land them guard Randy Foye from the Utah Jazz and send Iguodala to the Golden State Warriors, a person familiar with the decision said Monday.
The Warriors had planned to sign Iguodala to a four-year, $48 million deal as a free agent last week. Instead, the restructured deal will give Golden State more salary cap flexibility, deliver Denver a $9 million trade exception and help Utah build for the future with expiring contracts and draft picks.
The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Monday because teams are not allowed to confirm moves until the new league year begins Wednesday, says the original Warriors-Jazz deal remains intact.
To add to the confusion, Utah will receive draft picks from Golden State and Foye will sign a three-year deal that pays him $9 million.
Got all that?
To keep things simple, Denver gets a veteran guard who can contribute right away. Golden State gets Iggy and Utah gets draft picks to fuel the rebuild.
Or something like that.
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