July 11, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Andre Iguodala poses for a photo in a press conference after a sign-and-trade deal to become a Golden State Warriors player at the Warriors Practice Facility. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Free Agency: Andre Iguodala Passed Up Major Deal with Denver Nuggets

As you are probably aware, Andre Iguodala had the NBA free agency period in the palm of his hand and used it to shun both the Dallas Mavericks and Denver Nuggets in favor of the up-and-coming Golden State Warriors.

What may surprise you is the face Igluodala passed up a major deal from Denver.

Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle has the report:

To get here, he turned down a four-year, $52 million deal that Sacramento offered July 2 and then pulled, a five-year, $60 million front-loaded deal that Denver had on the table throughout the process, and a lucrative deal with Dallas that Iguodala almost signed an hour before the Warriors were able to create the necessary cap space to offer him four years and $48 million.

Iguodala must fully believe in what the Warriors are doing to pass up that kind of money, especially the deal from Denver. He will play a critical role on an offense that features Steph Curry, but be even more important on defense to add balance to the team overall.

It’s not often you see professional athletes pass up a lot of cash, but Iguodala certainly just did. Warriors fans should be thrilled.


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