During a recent episode of the Old Man and the Three with JJ Redick podcast, Andre Iguodala spoke about how he was on the verge of signing with the Dallas Mavericks but ended up with the Warriors.
The NBA veteran, who currently plays for the Miami Heat, is one of the most respected players in the league. Iguodala is a 3x NBA champion and 2015 NBA Finals MVP.
The 37-year was supposedly going to sign with the Dallas Mavericks in 2013 but ended up with the Warriors in a 3 team sign and trade deal and the rest is history.
The Golden State Warriors, who were on their way to revolutionizing the game of basketball greatly benefitted from the addition of Iguodala, which gave the team a leader, who was revered and respected by everyone.
On the other hand, the Mavericks, who were supposed to land Iggy didn’t make it to the playoffs in 2013 for the first time in 13-years.
Igoudala, during a recent episode of the JJ Redick podcast, dropped a massive NBA what-if.
Andre Igoudala gets candid about him supposedly signing with the Dallas Mavericks in 2013
The 2015 Finals MVP recently revealed that he was supposed to sign with the Dallas Mavericks instead of the Warriors. The veteran even spoke about engaging in talks with the team owner Mark Cuban.
Iguodala was very keen on joining the Mavericks, especially due to the way they treated their players. The Warriors star even worked out with Michael Finley, who at the time played for the Mavericks and told him that he was ready to join the Mavericks.
However, Dwight Howard at the time decided to take a meeting with the Mavs. Cuban, who considered Dwight as a generational talent decided to put the signing of Iguodala on hold.
Andre Igoudala said, he was all but signed with the Mavs, and Cuban asked to press pause as he thought Dwight Howard was available. Iggy said everyone knew Howard was going to Houston but he agreed, then Cuban took so long, GSW came along and offered and the rest is history.
Iguodala had the best years of his career alongside the splash brothers in the Bay area. The 3x NBA champion averaged 7.3 PPG, 3.9 RPG, and 3.4 APG coming off the bench in the 6 seasons he played with the Warriors.