Unfortunately, the Warriors will have higher priorities this offseason.
As Charania also noted, Iguodala expects to receive a multiyear deal this summer that will pay him $20 million annually.
Iguodala joined the Warriors in 2013 and accepted a sixth-man role during the 2014-15 season, giving coach Steve Kerr flexibility to balance the rotation.
The Warriors have won two championships over the last three seasons and don’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. Iguodala averaged 8.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.8 assists against the Jazz in the conference semifinals. As part of the notorious Super Death Lineup, Iguodala was on the court for almost every key moment over the past four years.
Haynes and Ramona Shelburne had previously reported that Durant would be willing to take less than the maximum salary in order to help the Warriors retain their numerous free agents.
According to ESPN’s Chris Haynes, Durant plans to decline the player option on his contract with the Golden State Warriors, only to re-sign with the team for less than max value. Ian Clark, a reserve guard entering free agency, is expected to garner strong interest as well.
Iguodala’s importance to the Warriors cannot be overstated.
Durant will officially become an unrestricted free agent starting July 1, but he is expected to stay with the Warriors on a one-year contract with a one-year player option, with the possibility for a long-term deal next summer, the report said.