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Andre Iguodala nearly left Warriors for Rockets

Andre Iguodala nearly left Warriors for Rockets”

The Rockets' once-longshot free agency pursuit of Warriors forward Andre Iguodala almost moved to a done deal before Iguodala chose to remain with the National Basketball Association champions, according to an ESPN report on Wednesday.

Iguodala felt as though he had already sacrificed financially when he signed with the Warriors on a four-year, $48 million deal and then accepted a lesser role when Steve Kerr became coach. Their two-hour-long meeting, according to Chris Haynes of ESPN, included an inspiring showing by Chris Paul, an impromptu phone chat with James Harden and a plan for the new-look Rockets to beat the Warriors in a seven-game playoff series.

The Los Angeles Lakers entered free agency this summer with lots of cap space and little desire to offer anything more than a short-term, one-year deal. Myers called Warriors owner Joe Lacob and was able to keep Iguodala with a three-year, $48 million contract.

The Sacramento Kings were the final team to meet with Iguodala on the opening night of free agency. Iguodala also came away very impressed with the Rockets' front office during the meeting, so impressed that someone from Iguodala's camp dubbed the meeting "the best recruiting presentation of all-time".

Harden reportedly called Rockets general manager Daryl Morey in the middle of their meeting, not knowing about it, and then asked to talk to Iguodala so he could apologize for impeding and to wish him luck. When Iguodala met with the Warriors later that day, he originally planned on telling them he was leaving for the Rockets. "They didn't know it, but Iguodala's objective in sitting down with them was to personally say goodbye, sources with knowledge of the situation told ESPN". This is about half the price Iguodala signed for considering he will make $16 million per season.

Only once Iguodala called Myers after their subsequent meeting did things reportedly change for Iguodala.



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