Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 at 4:10 pm  |  8 responses

Andre Iguodala Let Warriors Know of Interest During Playoff Series With Nuggets

Golden State Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob gives a rare peek behind the curtain on how the NBA free agent game works. Lacob tells the story of how the Warriors landed Andre Iguodala — it turns out that Iggy was the one being proactive about joining the team, while simultaneously battling against them in the Playoffs. Per the San Fran Chronicle: “It’s interesting, during one of the playoff games in Denver, I was sitting on the floor. It turned out per chance, that one of his cousins was sitting behind us. We introduced and got to know him during the first game. When we came back for the second game, he made it pretty clear that Andre liked the Warriors, liked the organization. Obviously, I couldn’t talk about that at the time, but when he did become a free agent, I didn’t have to sell a lot. He was pretty sold. He sees how we do things, and the word gets out among the players. We get approached all of the time by agents with really big names who say, ‘Hey, when my guy’s contract is up, we’d really like to consider playing for the Warriors, because you’re building something the right way.’ We can’t talk to them, because it’s illegal, but you can see that we’re building something for the future, and people can sense that.’”

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  • shockexchange

    What is this … AAU?

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    that is really collusion. albeit minor, and probably not important. but it is collusion.

  • BugEyes

    I have igoudala tickets for sell. oh wait they just sold out sorry
    your welcome my little chitlins

  • Saleem Rainman

    Thats dodgey man

  • 3Chainz

    That’s gay!

  • Wings23

    Not surprised considering today’s NBA

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  • Will Neal

    So your discussion of how your “legally” ILLEGALLY enlisting players without ILLEGALLY enlisting them is your way of “doing things the right way”…….whisper until the NBA finds out = “right way”
    Now when they lose draft picks, Iggy knees are weak….Steph’s ankles are nowhere to be found and they miss “No face” Jarrett Jack…then let’s say how well they’re doing and how they do them. How I see it, be a lottery team for a decade; collect as many splash players as you can and then run with it. “Built” the right way……you didnt BUILD the W’s, you lose your way into top draft prospects….tf?!?