Former Sixer Andre Iguodala has agreed to terms on a four-year, $48 million contract with the Golden State Warriors, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
Earlier today, John Smallwood of the Daily News wrote that Iguodala was losing at free agency after the Kings abruptly yanked a four-year, $56 million deal off the table.
While the 29-year-old small forward lost out on an addition $8 million, he could find more success on a better Warriors team.
“It's a great opportunity,” Iguodala told NBA.com. “I'm trying to win a championship.”
The Iguodala signing likely dashes any hopes Warriors fans had of landing free agent center Dwight Howard, according to Wojnarowski. Some were speculating earlier that Golden State's $20 million salary dump (Richard Jefferson, Brandon Rush and Andris Biedrins to the Utah Jazz) in order to make room for Howard.
There's still hope, though, as the addition of Iguodala means the Warriors could move on of their young small forwards in an effort to sign Howard.
"If he comes to Golden State as well, it's going to be even scarier," Iguodala told NBA.com.
Sent to the Denver Nuggets last offseason as part of the trade the brought Andrew Bynum to the Sixers, Iguodala is entering his tenth year in the league. He has averaged just 13.2 points per game in the last three seasons after averaging 18.5 PPG in the four seasons prior.
The Nuggets reportedly wanted to keep the veteran small forward, offering him a four-year, $52-million deal, as well as a five-year deal.
For one reason or another, Iggy wanted out of Denver, taking less money to play in the Bay Area alongside Steph Curry - something he's clearly excited about.
More to come.