Andre Iguodala goes to Warriors
Andre Iguodala and the Golden State Warriors reached a four-year, $48 million agreement on Friday.
The Warriors had long coveted Iguodala, who wants to play for the Warriors. Iguodala is a fan of Stephen Curry and coach Mark Jackson. The Warriors had become a viable option for Dwight Howard. According to USA Today, Howard has chosen to leave the Los Angeles Lakers for the Houston Rockets, San Jose Mercury News reports.
The Warriors sent Richard Jefferson, Andris Biedrins, and Brandon Rush to the Utah Jazz along with unspecified draft picks. By doing that they cleared more than $24 million in salary cap space, according to the Los Angeles Times. The Warriors are only taking back Kevin Murphy and his $788,000 deal for next season.
Iguodala spent the first eight years of his NBA career with the Philadelphia 76ers. He averaged 13 points, 5.4 assists, and 5.3 rebound with the Denver Nuggets, who lost to the Warriors in the opening round of the playoffs last season. Iguodala has averaged 15.1 points on 46 percent shooting in his career.