NBA Summer League is over, and what a fun Summer League it was. There was Lonzo Ball mania. There were big performances by Dennis Smith Jr., Kyle Kuzma, Jayson Tatum, and other rookies. There were Lakers fans. A lot of Lakers fans.
This is our final episode of the 206-17 season. We hope you enjoyed the ride. There (probably) won’t be a podcast next week, unless Ben Epstein decides to mess around.
THAT SAID, we will be coming back strong with our 2017-18 team-by-team preview series, starting on Aug. 1. Just like last year, we’ll be recording individual preview podcasts for all 30 NBA teams with fans and experts from around the SB Nation network. Want to get the real pulse of each team’s fanbase? You’ll want to listen to these episodes.
We’ll have more details in the next few days, but it all begins on Aug. 1 with the Brooklyn Nets, featuring SBNation.com’s Kristian Winfield and Nets Daily reporter Anthony Puccio.
But ultimately Iguodala’s threat to leave the organization forced their hand. Now he walks away happy making $48 million over three years, and the Warriors can walk away relieved that they have their entire championship core inked.
Not all free agents would have handled their situation this way, and from a player and fans’ aspect, Iguodala should be commended for getting what he deserves. It takes confidence to threaten to leave quite possibly the best team of all-time. But Iguodala knew his worth.
On Friday night at 9 p.m. west coast time, Iguodala met with the Spurs followed by the Kings in person in Los Angeles, a source told SB Nation. The source confirmed that he received multi-year deals from both. He slept on that.
On Saturday morning, Iguodala met with Rockets, and received a multi-year offer from them as well. He canceled all further meetings because of his strong interest with the team. Both the Sixers and Lakers were involved before that, the sources confirmed.