Warriors Shed Cap, Add Andre Iguodala

Warriors Shed Cap, Add Andre Iguodala

The Golden State Warriors, long an NBA doormat, are refusing to rest on their laurels after making the Western Conference Semi-Finals and taking San Antonio to six games. The team added Andre Iguodala through free agency to bolster an already youthful and talented roster.

Iguodala is a stellar and athletic defender who is also capable of creating scoring opportunities for himself and others. Although not the shooting threat that many of his new teammates are, the former Nuggets and Sixers star will be a stellar addition to the roster.

The guard/forward averaged only 13 points per game last season but figures to play a larger role with Golden State.

To pave the way for the athletic Iguodala, the Warriors dealt Richard Jefferson, Andris Biedrins, Brandon Rush, and 2014 and 2017 first round draft picks to Utah in exchange for the franchise taking on those hefty contacts.

Acquiring Iguodala is a significant move for the franchise, especially after Dwight Howard informed them that he would not be signing with Golden State. Howard has reportedly chosen to go to Houston.