July 02, 2017
Andre Iguodala had a little fun with reporters Saturday night.
Not only did the former Sixer announce on Twitter that he would extend his contract with the Golden State Warriors on the opening day of NBA free agency, he decided to mimick how scribes usually break those stories.
"Sources close to Andre Iguodala reporting agreed to terms to return to the bay...." Iguodala tweeted at 11:49 p.m.
Sources close to Andre Iguodala reporting agreed to terms to return to the bay....— Andre Iguodala (@andre) July 2, 2017
That very minute, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski had announced Iguodala's extension on Twitter, citing sources.
Andre Iguodala has agreed to deal to return to Warriors, sources say. https://t.co/xImvgcC9gu— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 2, 2017
The deal is reportedly worth $48 million over three years.
The 33-year-old swing man broke into the league with the Sixers as a ninth-overall draft pick in 2004, playing a key role over eight seasons in Philly before he was dealt to the Denver Nuggets in 2012 as part of the fateful Andrew Bynum trade.
Since joining the Warriors in 2013, Iguodala has earned a pair of championship rings and an NBA Finals MVP award in 2015 as a supporting two-way player.
Before his signing was announced, Iguodala reportedly met with several organizations on Saturday and canceled a previously scheduled meeting with the Sixers.