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Warriors sign Iguodala, trade Biedrins, Jefferson, Rush

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The Golden State Warriors signed free agent guard Andre Iguodala to a four-year, $48 million contract Friday, according to Yahoo! Sports.

The Warriors cleared $20 million in salary cap space to sign Iguodala by trading center Andris Biedrins, guard Brandon Rush and forward Richard Jefferson to the Utah Jazz, the Salt Lake Tribune reported. All three have contracts that expire next summer. The Jazz will also get the Warriors' 2014 and 2017 first-round picks. USA Today reported that the Jazz also received two second-round picks from the Warriors.

The Jazz sent Kevin Murphy to the Warriors in return.

Yahoo! Sports speculated that the move likely means the Warriors will no longer pursue free agent center Dwight Howard. They would have to make other moves to create even more cap space to afford him.

Iguodala averaged 13.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.4 assists in 80 games last season for the Denver Nuggets.

The Jazz put themselves in position to pursue free agents in 2014 when the contracts of Biedrins and Jefferson expire to give Utah additional cap space.
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