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If Jazz guard Randy Foye agrees to Nuggets contract, Warriors could spend more in free agency

Jul 8, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

Denver Nuggets guard Andre Iguodala drives past Utah Jazz guard Randy Foye during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Salt Lake City, Utah

The Warriors will sign Andre Iguodala to a four-year, $48 million contract. Golden State will also trade Richard Jefferson, Andris Biedrins, Brandon Rush and draft picks to the Jazz for Kevin Murphy.

That much we know.

Utah guard Randy Foye, a free agent, might go to the Nuggets on a three-year, $9 million contract (with a team option for the third year), according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. If that happens, the teams are discussing turning the deals a three-way trade, Wojnarowski says.

It sounds like all previous reported details would remain in place, but Iguodala would technically go to Golden State in a sign-and-trade and Foye would be included. That would prevent the Warriors from dipping below the salary-cap line, thus preserving their non-taxpayer mid-level exception. Without a sign-and-trade, Golden State would gain cap space to sign Iguodala, lose the higher mid-level exception the process and be limited to just the room exception.

A sign-and-trade of Iguodala would also help the Nuggets, who would get a trade exception worth the first-year salary of Iguodala (about $12 million).

So, what’s in it for the Jazz? By default, nothing. But the other teams that want the deal could help. Wojnarowski:

Golden State would send Utah a future second-round pick for its role in facilitating the deal.

Long story short, the Warriors, Nuggets and Jazz are conspiring to make complicated transactions more complicated. For their their troubles, the Warriors get a few extra million to spend on free agents, the Nuggets get a large trade exception they can use to facilitate trades in the next year, and the Jazz get a second-round pick.

Everyone wins.

  1. dezglobal - Jul 8, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    Everything always has to be more complicated.

  2. pauliewalnuts90 - Jul 8, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Jazz are competing with the Sixers for Andrew Wiggins at this point…

    • fm31970 - Jul 8, 2013 at 11:03 AM

      I guess so. They get nothing to help them in this deal and they say “fine with us!”

  3. sportsnut101 - Jul 8, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    Well warriors shoulda made this happen already n they coulda got jj Hickson they needed another pf/c who can hit the shot on pick n roll well to late for him his with nuggets now n for cheap

    Warriors need backp pg n pf/c for bench

    Nuggets need to trade their team chips for real players. Nuggets have been the same for past few yrsyes they win in reg season but do they want best reg season title or a ring

    Jazz needs everything I have no idea what they doing. They saving cap looks like for next yr do they think lebron is coming there lmao leave Miami for Utah yea don’t bet the wives on that

  4. anhdazman - Jul 8, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    Do it! Do it! Why don’t you do it Foye!

    GSW needs a experienced backup Center. This would be another great deal for GSW!

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