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San Antonio Spurs Rumors: Andre Iguodala to Re-Sign with Warriors

By Rob Wolkenbrod
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 12: Andre Iguodala
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 12: Andre Iguodala /

The San Antonio Spurs missed out on Andre Iguodala, who was a free agent. He will re-sign with the team he’s been familiar with.

Andre Iguodala became one of the most pursued free agents once July 1 hit. The San Antonio Spurs set a meeting up with him, for 12:01 a.m. ET on Saturday morning.

However, the Sacramento Kings were in on Iguodala, as well. It marked two Western Conference teams trying to pry one of the top, non-Big Four assets that the Golden State Warriors own. Losing him weakens the 2017 NBA champions, unless they find a replacement.

Well, it’s possible the Warriors will have to do this. According to ESPN’s Chris Haynes, Iguodala is considering offers from the Warriors, Spurs, Kings and Houston Rockets.

In addition to GS's offer, Andre Iguodala deciding between multi-year deals from Houston, San Antonio, Sacramento, league sources tell ESPN.

— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 2, 2017

The deal from Golden State is worth $45 million over three years. It’s also fully guaranteed.

Golden State offered Andre Iguodala a 3-year, $45 million deal and he's deliberating, league sources tell ESPN. No options are attached.

— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 2, 2017

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Iguodala will re-sign with the Warriors. The deal will be for three years, $48 million, as the team increased the offer. That gives him an average salary of $16 million per season:

Andre Iguodala has agreed to deal to return to Warriors, sources say.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 2, 2017

Iguodala's deal will be worth $48M over the three years, league source tells ESPN. Warriors deepened offer, close deal tonight.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 2, 2017

The Spurs had an opportunity, but it seems the Warriors were able to keep one of the integral parts of their championship team together. Iguodala was part of the 2015 and 2017 NBA championship teams.

Of course, San Antonio will have to move on to other options. They showed interest in Kyle Korver, who plays shooting guard but doesn’t offer the versatility of Iguodala. The same goes for Mike Dunleavy.

So far, the Spurs only re-signed Patty Mills after the 12:01 a.m. ET start time on Saturday morning. That kept one of the franchise’s top bench options around, while keeping cap space for the rest of free agency.

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Iguodala is no longer an option, so Spurs fans will wait and see what the organization does next. What will they do?