Golden State Warriors: Signing Andre Iguodala to Entice Dwight Howard
While the rest of the NBA world is waiting on a Twitter message from Dwight Howard on where he will play, the Golden State Warriors were clearing salary cap room to hopefully land a big-named free agent. After sending Richard Jefferson and Andris Biedrins to the Utah Jazz, the Warriors were able to clear enough space to sign one of those free agents. On Friday, the Warriors signed Andre Iguodala to a four-year deal worth $48 million.
Reports are still out there that the Warriors are still trying to clear cap space to try and sign Howard. Howard, who has yet to make a choice, was believed to be leaning towards the Houston Rockets or Dallas Mavericks. However, Warriors’ head coach Mark Jackson appeared to blow him away with the “sales pitch” the team threw at him. With the signing of Iguodala, the Warriors now have another piece to throw at Howard with regards to building a championship team.
Iguodala will join the likes of Stephen Curry and Andrew Bogut — a couple of guys that led the Warriors into the playoffs last season. Nobody knows what Howard will do, but could we possibly be seeing the makings of another Miami Heat situation where several top free agent players decide to join forces to try and win a championship.
Before the offseason, people had an idea something like that could happen, but nobody would have predicted this would happen in Golden State. Whether he signs with Golden State or not remains to be seen. Either way, the Warriors have proven they are trying to win, and they just might be adding the right pieces to do so.