Kevin Durant made the shot of his NBA career on Wednesday night, a go-ahead 3-pointer with 45.3 seconds left, to help the Warriors beat the Cavaliers 118-113 and take a 3-0 lead in the NBA Finals.
Iguodala is one of several potential free agents on the Warriors roster. They’ll have to navigate a complex salary cap situation in their effort to re-sign him, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Shaun Livingston this offseason.
The Jazz, Clippers, Bulls, Timberwolves and Hawks are also expected to among Iguodala’s suitors, according to The Vertical. To be successful in their pursuit, teams will have to convince Iguodala they have a viable plan to contend for a title, NBA sources tell the website.
Iguodala, an excellent wing defender and MVP of the 2015 NBA Finals, could command a contract worth $20 million annually.
Durant can help his team’s cause to keep its core intact. If he opts out of the last year of his contract and accepts a new one-year deal and a $3.5 million pay cut, the Warriors will be able to exceed their salary cap to re-sign Iguodala and Livingston.
On defense, Smith and Korver, have allowed 17/28 (60.7%) shooting from their opponents, meaning James and company have to work harder following their mistakes.
James is at his best when he’s closing out games, and when he’s worn down from doing everything on his team, he’s not as effective. This has been a large reason why Golden State has been able to pull away in the second half of the first two games.