Could big offer lure Andre Iguodala from Golden State?


Andre Iguodala will hit the free-agent market on July 1, and according to Shams Charania of The Vertical, the 13-year NBA veteran is willing to speak with teams coming in with a big offer.

Charania lists the Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Bulls, LA Clippers, Minnesota Timberwolves and Utah Jazz as teams that have interest in Iguodala. The likeliest scenario has Iguodala re-signing with the Golden State Warriors, however if another team comes in with a bigger offer — paying $18 million to $20 million — the 33-year old may take the money and leave.

Regarding Iguodala’s future, Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News writes: “Iguodala has already indicated that his negotiation is almost already done and that he will re-sign with the Warriors, though I’m sure there are still deal points to be finalized. Months ago a source indicated to me that the only real issue to be worked out was the number of guaranteed years.”

The Warriors will likely have a big tax bill in 2018 so getting Iguodala to accept a reasonable contract is important. However, they may have to sweeten the deal, if others do come in with more money and years with their offer.

Iguodala was once again a key contributor in the postseason, averaging 7.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists.

— Nick Silva

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