The Golden State Warriors have made a move.
After trading Andris Biedrins and Richard Jefferson to the Utah Jazz (courtesy of David Aldridge), the Warriors have reached an agreement with free-agent forward Andre Iguodala, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
Andre Igoudala has reached agreement with Golden State on a four-year, $48 million deal with the Warriors, league source tells Y! Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 5, 2013
The Warriors’ recent maneuverings pretty much define “wheeling and dealing.” They shipped off two expiring contracts, and seconds later, they signed Iguodala to a reported four-year, $48 million deal.
Marcus Thompson of the Bay Area News Group then reports that Brandon Rush also went to Utah to clear up more money. Addtionally, Wojnarowski reports that the sent multiple draft picks (2014 and 2017 first-rounders) to the Jazz, including the 2014 first-rounder. And to top it off, the Warriors got Kevin Murphy, a non-guaranteed contract, according to Sam Amick of USA Today.
Some of the events that happened prior to Iguodala signing with Golden State: The Denver Nuggets refused to do a sign-and-trade with Warriors, according to Peter Vecsey. Plus, Iguodala turned down the Nuggets’ four-year, $52 million offer and five-year deals, per Wojnarowski.
The key here is that neither Klay Thompson or Harrison Barnes were traded. With Iguodala in the mix, one of the two will be forced to the bench.
The Warriors’ current starting lineup would look like: