Iguodala explains why he chose to become a Warrior
In the Warriors' first round victory over Denver, Andre Iguodala averaged 18.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 2.0 steals over six games. (USA TODAY IMAGES)
Andre Iguodala wants to be a Warrior. So much in fact, that he held off on three other deals while Golden State put together a complex three-team trade.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Iguodala passed on much more lucrative deals from the Sacramento Kings, Denver Nuggets, and Dallas Mavericks.
"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."
"It was kind of hectic," Iguodala told the Chronicle. "Everyone is supposed to wine and dine you, and all of this money is supposed to be thrown at you, so you'd think it would be easy. But perseverance was kind of the key word for this whole process."
In the Warriors' first round victory over Denver, Andre Iguodala averaged 18.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 2.0 steals over six games.