The San Antonio Spurs will get the first crack at free-agent-to-be Andre Iguodala just after midnight ET Friday when the NBA’s free-agency period opens, league sources said.
The meeting will take place in Los Angeles, sources said. Teams can begin talking to free agents at 12:01 a.m. ET on Saturday, but no deals can be officially signed until July 7.
The Spurs feel as if they have a legitimate shot at luring the Golden State Warriors’ prized sixth man away from the Bay Area, sources said. Iguodala is open to relocating under the right parameters, sources said.
Iguodala will also meet with the Sacramento Kings, sources said. The Kings are trying to bring in solid veterans to play with their stable of young talent.
Iguodala doesn’t yet have plans to meet with the Warriors, sources earlier said.
The 33-year-old Iguodala, the 2015 NBA Finals MVP, has been a terrific two-way player since being acquired by the Warriors via trade in 2013.
Despite just one start over the past three regular seasons, he has posted averages of 7.4 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 26.6 minutes per game. The 6-foot-6 swingman was a finalist in 2016-17 for NBA Sixth Man of the Year, finishing second behind Eric Gordon of the Houston Rockets.
Iguodala holds career averages of 13.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.6 steals per game since breaking into the league as the ninth overall pick of the 76ers in the 2004 draft.