When asked about nearly leaving Warriors, Iguodala provides... an answer of sorts

Drew Shiller
NBC Sports BayArea
<p>Andre Iguodala joined the Warriors in July 2013.</p><p>In July 2017, he nearly left Golden State.</p><p>How close was he <em>really</em> to signing with a different team last summer?</p><p>"Ah, man. I'm getting at the age where I forget what happened last week," Iguodala answered after shootaround on Monday. "Pretty much at that stage. I'm forgetting my kid's birthday.</p><p>"That's when you know you're getting old."</p>

When asked about nearly leaving Warriors, Iguodala provides... an answer of sorts

Andre Iguodala joined the Warriors in July 2013.

In July 2017, he nearly left Golden State.

How close was he really to signing with a different team last summer?

"Ah, man. I'm getting at the age where I forget what happened last week," Iguodala answered after shootaround on Monday. "Pretty much at that stage. I'm forgetting my kid's birthday.

"That's when you know you're getting old."

Andre Iguodala joined the Warriors in July 2013.

In July 2017, he nearly left Golden State.

How close was he really to signing with a different team last summer?

"Ah, man. I'm getting at the age where I forget what happened last week," Iguodala answered after shootaround on Monday. "Pretty much at that stage. I'm forgetting my kid's birthday.

"That's when you know you're getting old."

In September, ESPN's Chris Haynes provided a detailed summary of Iguodala's free agency.

Some of the most noteworthy nuggets:

- At the onset of free agency, the Warriors' preliminary three-year, $36 million offer, with a partial guarantee in the final year, was viewed by Iguodala and his camp as a disappointing overture.

- The Rockets left without a commitment, but there was strong sentiment that he was Houston-bound.

- The Warriors were granted a last-minute assembly out of respect ... they didn't know it, but Iguodala's objective in sitting down with them was to personally say goodbye.

In the end, Joe Lacob agreed to give Iguodala a three-year year deal worth $48 million guaranteed.

The 2015 Finals MVP got what he wanted.

"After you win two championships and then you have a realistic opportunity to compete for one yearly, I don't think you can be in a better situation," Iguodala said on Monday.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

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