The first five days of NBA free agency have sure been exciting and a lot of that excitement has been surrounding the champs.
First, Steph Curry re-signed with Golden State minutes after the period opened on July 1, which garnered him the largest deal in NBA history and was the major news of the first day of free agency.
First reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Curry signed a 5-year, $201 million deal per the two-time champ’s agent Jeff Austin of Octagon.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) July 3, 2017
As much money as that is – he’ll take home $34.6 million this season – Curry’s rival, LeBron James, doesn’t think it’s enough.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 1, 2017
But that wasn’t the only moves the Warriors made.
Kevin Durant exercised his player option, but there wasn’t much doubt that he would re-sign. The questions were when and for how much.
As it turned out, those questions were answered, but not before the Warriors re-signed Andre Iguodala, one of the most dependable six men in the league and Golden State’s 2015 Finals MVP.
Iguodala's deal will be worth $48M over the three years, league source tells ESPN. Warriors deepened offer, close deal tonight.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 2, 2017
Sources close to Andre Iguodala reporting agreed to terms to return to the bay….
— Andre Iguodala (@andre) July 2, 2017
But there was much more that went down since Saturday but Durant’s new contract wasn’t one of them.
There were several free agents that signed lucrative deals from the announcement of Curry’s contract until KD was eventually signed…to a deal not very lucrative after all.