The Golden State Warriors made an incredible splash in the 2013 NBA Free Agency market when they agreed to terms with former Denver Nuggets swingman Andre Iguodala last week. But, before the deal is officially done, the Warriors are discussing a possible three team deal to give themselves even more cap flexibility.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Utah Jazz, Nuggets and Warriors could be pulling the trigger on a three team deal that would send Randy Foye to Denver in a sign-and-trade, Iguodala of course to Golden State in a sign-and-trade and a future second round pick to Utah for helping the two sides out.
Y! Sources: Golden State, Denver engaged in advanced talks on 3-team sign-and-trade centering on Iguodala and Foye. http://t.co/9EQCktHxYZ
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 8, 2013
The deal would help Denver tremendously, giving them a $12 million trade exception that they would then have a full year to use before it expired.
For the Warriors, it would give them room to sign first round pick Nemanja Nedovic. The biggest thing for Golden State would be preserving their mid-level salary exception this offseason.
It looks like Golden State could be making out even better in this deal than we originally thought. Heck, the Nuggets will be making out much better than they thought as well in getting that hefty trade exception to store until needed.
Golden State would have been better off getting this deal done prior to Jarrett Jack signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers, as they may have been able to bring him back via the mid-level exception they now get to retain. Regardless, though, it gives the Warriors more room overall to improve even more than they already have this summer.