Andre Iguodala Rumors

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Andre Iguodala
Andre Iguodala
Position: G-F
Born: 01/28/84
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:207 lbs. / 93.9 kg.
Salary: $17,185,185

Warriors reluctant to use trade exception?

But every extra dollar is multiplied in the Warriors’ tax bracket and without knowing exact cap numbers or the future date that Chase Center will reopen to fans, sources increasingly insist on the usage of that $17.2 million exception: It’d have to be a special opportunity. Is an overpriced mid-rotation piece considered special?
The Warriors’ luxury-tax bill already projects to be about $69 million (based on the luxury-tax line remaining flat). If the trade exception were used to acquire a $10 million player… the projected tax bill would increase by about $38 million. If the trade exception were used to acquire a $15 million player… the projected tax bill would increase by about $64 million. If the trade exception were used in full ($17,185,185)… the projected tax bill would increase by about $76 million. And that’s just the luxury tax. The acquired player’s actual salary (still to be determined in these uncertain times) would also have to be paid. Which is why Golden State probably won’t use the exception.
“I think Obama’s phone call to Chris Paul, [Andre] Iguodala, and LeBron [James] to seal the deal of how he would handle it, getting a leadership group together, how we were going to attack the owners. And then once we put that to bed, it was time, after talking to ‘Bron after he talked to Obama, it was like, ‘If Obama said it, what other better advice can we get?’ … I said, ‘There’s nothing else to talk about. We’re playing.'”