Andre Iguodala ended up getting more money from the Warriors than expected.
How did he and his representatives get it done?
"When you're going through free agency -- not to give away a gem -- but I think it's important that you take every situation seriously," Iguodala explained on NBATV on Sunday night. "I think sometimes guys get in trouble when they try to use leverage with another team, and they don't think they're ever gonna go there but they try to use them as leverage -- I never take that approach.
"Whenever I take a meeting or have an opportunity with another organization, I take it very seriously as if I have a chance of going there or I am gonna go there. You just see how things play out. You weigh your options. It's the business of it and you have to respect it. So I try to do that to the best of my ability."
Iguodala's just-completed deal with the Warriors paid him $48 million over four years.
He will reportedly sign a 3-year deal worth $48 million this time around -- fully guaranteed.
Golden State's initial offer to the 2015 Finals MVP was between $12 and $14 million for two years, with a partial guarantee in Year 3, according to USA Today Sports' Sam Amick.
Andre Iguodala negotiations— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 2, 2017
1st offer: 2 yrs at $12-14 mil per, partial in 3rd
2nd offer: 3 years, $45 mil
3rd: 3 yrs, $48 mil
Iguodala reportedly met with the Spurs, Rockets and Kings, and canceled a meeting with the 76ers.
When he told his son that he may be leaving the Warriors, the youngster started to cry.
But ultimately, Iguodala -- who will turn 34 years old in January -- couldn't walk away from the Bay Area.
"At the end, it came down to -- we won two championships in three years, we got to the Finals three years in a row, and we got a special thing rolling," Iguodala told NBATV. "Draymond texted me and said, 'I don't care how much you make. Just want to keep this thing we rolling.' KD texted me as well.
"I had to find Steph -- he's out enjoying himself. But he said the same things. Just that brotherhood we built over the last couple of years. It means a lot. It's not just now, but those relationships last a lifetime."
Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller