It is the richest deal of all time.
LeBron James (r.) and Steph Curry have done battle in the last three NBA Finals. Sam Amick from USA Today is reporting that Sacramento was offering Iguodala two years at about $20 million less than the rumors suggested. During the regular season, he became the first Warrior to ever lead the NBA in assist-to-turnover ratio at 4.50 261 assists to 58 turnovers.
The Cleveland Cavaliers, who lost to Golden State in the finals for the second time in three seasons last month, agreed to terms with point guard Jose Calderon, the 35-year-old Spaniard's agent announced.
That's according to The Vertical's front office expert Bobby Marks, who broke down the future tax crunch facing Warriors ownership fi they want to continue racking up titles.
But in order to keep Iguodala around, the Warriors upped their initial offer by "a couple million" and removed a partial guarantee on the third year of the contract, per ESPN.
News broke shortly after midnight July 1 that Golden State would sign Steph Curry to the full 10-year Designated Player Veteran Extension, a five-year contract worth something like $201 million. If he decides to sign with the Warriors, they could definitely be hamstrung by the amount of cap space he takes.
But Iguodala's importance - and the growing threat that he'd leave - proved too much.
Iguodala was originally the No. 9 overall pick in 2004 to the Sixers, spending his first eight seasons in Philadelphia.
He's led the league in 3-pointers for five consecutive seasons and his career total of 1,917 ranks 10th all time.
Jeff Teague agreed to a 3-year $57 million deal with the Timberwolves per ESPN.
Myers already has reached agreements with two-time MVP Curry on a record max-money deal and committed to key reserve guard Shaun Livingston for $24 million over three more seasons. Join the House of Houston team! Fans are buying tickets to games and purchasing apparel because of the players, and they should ultimately see a proper share of that revenue.
But it wasn't JUST about Iguodala, though.