This summer, we may see the first big departure from the Warriors, as it seemsas the Warriors' front office weighs concerns with a staggering luxury tax bill.
A report from Zach Lowe furthered the theory that Iguodala may not return, as he indicated that the two sides do not even have a meeting set up right now. Though he added that, of course, that could change at any time.
As of now, the Warriors and Andre Iguodala have no meeting scheduled, sources say. Could change any minute. Sides are optimistic.— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) June 30, 2017
Lowe's colleague at ESPN, Chris Haynes, added that sources have told him Iguodala will not meet with the Warriors during the initial free agency period, and that over a half-dozen teams are already lined up to try and lure the 2015 Finals MVP away. VIa ESPN:
Andre Iguodala doesn't have plans to meet with the Golden State Warriors during the initial free-agency period, league sources told ESPN's Chris Haynes.
Iguodala's decision doesn't rule out the small forward returning to the Warriors, but it will give other teams the opportunity to swoop in and take away one component of Golden State's title-winning core.
But the reserve stud still likely could get more on the free-agent market, and Minnesota, San Antonio, the LA Clippers, Philadelphia, Orlando, Brooklyn and Utah are among the teams interested in Iguodala, sources said.
Though he struggled with his shooting in the postseason, Iguodala proved that he's still a very valuable player, even at age 33, as he's versatile on both sides of the ball and brings veteran leadership.