The Golden State Warriors were partially in the running to recruit NBA player Dwight Howard, but at the end of the day they acquired the guy they really wanted on Friday. The organization is preparing to sign free-agent swingman Andre Iguodala.
While waiting for Howard to make his decision, the Warriors put all their chips into pursuing Iguodala. According to sources, they made cap room by getting rid of three reserve players, a few draft picks and severed ties with two key players from last season, so they could sign Iguodala to a four-year, $48-million contract.
The 29-year-old averaged 13 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.4 assists last season with Denver. Iguodala said that he’s happy with the signing because the Warriors were at the top of his list.
“I feel like they have a good culture there,” Iguodala said. “A lot of great guys, great locker room. The way they’ve got those guys playing with such confidence, that comes from the coach. The way those young guys were playing against us (in the playoffs), that’s confidence. I want to play with that kind of confidence.”