Andre Iguodala to Warriors Fans Anxious About His Free Agency: Calm the Eff Down

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Golden State Warriors player Andre Iguodala took to the airwaves of a San Francisco Bay Area radio station Tuesday morning to calm down fans who are worried about his impending free agency, which begins July 1.


Iguodala called in to KBLX, which he says he listens to each morning on the way to yoga, and implored the Dub Nation to hold off on passionate responses to his free agency, according to the Mercury News.

“Business is business, so you’ve got to do your due diligence,” Iguodala said. “I’ma let my people do their thing and see how it goes, but the Bay has been special to me. …

“You always have your perfect situation, and you hope that gets done. So Imma let my people do their jobs. I just want everybody to be respectful of that and not get too emotional about it, because I’ve been getting hit up [like] crazy, and I haven’t said anything, so I’m just a little lost at times, like, what happened? I just had a newborn, so I’ve been at home trying to be a good father.”

A report Monday indicated that Iguodala was taking calls from other teams during his free agency, doing his due diligence. As reported on The Root Monday, Kevin Durant is opting out of his player option for the 2017-2018 season, which allows the Warriors to make Iguodala an offer that is comparable to what he could get on the open market.

In all likelihood, Iguodala will remain with Golden State, but we understand Dub Nation’s concerns.

Read more at the Mercury News.

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Ps, possibly dumb question: can someone explain to me why whether the Warriors are going to resign a bench player (albeit a really good player) warrants a post here? Not that I’m complaining, being a bay area boy and all, it just didn’t seem something that warranted national attention. Or maybe you all just live in the bay area, in which case I need to invite you all over and make you dinner....