So following half-hearted visits to two other NBA teams (and with Houston, which seemed possible), Andre Iguodala just announced that he’s staying in Oakland — he’ll sign a 3-year, $45 million deal with the Warriors, reports ESPN.
Although it appears that Iggy may have broken the news himself.
Sources close to Andre Iguodala reporting agreed to terms to return to the bay….
— Andre Iguodala (@andre) July 2, 2017
Yahoo Sports is reporting three years, $48 million.
After his meeting with Houston, Iguodala reportedly was offered a deal with the Rockets — details unknown. He promptly canceled any other meetings, and went back to the Warriors with the Houston offer, which Golden State presumably matched or exceeded.
Report: Andre Iguodala had an "excellent" meeting with the Rockets. Contract was offered, but Iggy has not accepted.
— Leading Sports Media (@LeadingSports_) July 1, 2017
He knows a good thing when he sees it, and unless, say, the Lakers were offering a solid gold mansion, he knew the best thing for him was to stay with Golden State. To be a sixth man making $15 million per season on a team perpetually favored to win the NBA title is the promised land for any player … unless you’re Russell Westbrook or another superstar who needs to teethe on the ball.