Durant opts out of 2nd year of contract with Warriors

Iguodala, an extremely important piece of the Warriors juggernaut, will be No. 3 on the priority list behind superstars Durant and Curry, who are both expected to return to the Oakland-based franchise.It is not yet known if Iguodala will take meetings. He has been the sixth man but was so darn good he won the 2015 Finals MVP.Teams can begin negotiating with free-agents at 12:01 a.m. E.T. on Saturday, July 1st and can officially sign players to contracts on July 7th.According to Shams Charania of The Vertical, should the Warriors decide to re-sign Andre Iguodala, the Golden State led by its owner Joe Lacob will have a big problem concerning luxury tax.Sources told ESPN that Durant and business partner Rich Kleiman intend to work with the club in providing the necessary discounts on Durant’s expected new two-year deal to help them retain free agents Andre Iguodala, Shaun Livingston and other bench players.Instead of trying to create a super-team of their own, other franchises are looking to purposely sign Andre Iguodala and other players on the Warriors, not because they actually want them, but because they want to weaken how good the team is now.”Look for [Durant] to sign later in the month”, one source said this week. Nevertheless, SB Nation reported that Iguodala’s agency is pushing the reports of its client’s plans to get the attention of the Warriors.According to ESPN, the teams attempting to pry Iguodala off the Golden State Warriors are Minnesota Timberwolves, San Antonio Spurs, LA Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers, Orlando Magic, Brooklyn Nets, and Utah Jazz. Durant would be eligible for the five-year “supermax” extension in 2019 when the Warriors would have his full Bird rights.Iguodala’s lack of statements about the free agency could have something to do with his current projects. Golden State will not remain that fortunate next year, as they are staring a significant tax bill in the face for however long they keep together this current core group that constitutes the NBA’s most formidable super team.