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Report: Luxury tax a concern for Warriors as it relates to re-signing Iguodala

Report: Luxury tax a concern for Warriors as it relates to re-signing Iguodala

Andre Iguodala is reportedly ready to see what his value will be on the open market.

He is planning on fielding offers when free agency opens on Friday night at 9pm PT, according to The Vertical's Shams Charania.

When it comes to bringing Iguodala back to Golden State, Joe Lacob and the Warriors are reportedly concerned about the luxury tax moving forward.

With Steph Curry expected to sign a 5-year deal worth around $200 million and Kevin Durant being in line for a massive extension in the next year or so, a large tax bill awaits the Warriors in the near future.

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Draymond Green will make $16.4 million, about $17.5 million and over $18.5 million over the next three years respectively.

And Klay Thompson is set to become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2019.

On Wednesday, Draymond Green said the following about Iguodala:

"I’m not going to say, ‘Hey, Andre, somebody’s offering you more money, but don’t take that money.’ He’s a grown man. He’s going to make the decision he wants to make.

"Obviously he knows how bad we want him here. I love playing with him. But I’ve never been one to count someone’s pockets and I won’t start now.”

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Warriors rule Draymond Green out vs. Mavericks because of toe sprain

Warriors rule Draymond Green out vs. Mavericks because of toe sprain

Draymond Green just came back from a one-game suspension, but he won't play again Saturday. 

The Warriors officially ruled Green out of the game against the Dallas Mavericks, as he continues to nurse a sprained right toe. Forward Alfonzo McKinnie (left foot soreness) also was listed as questionable. 

Green returned to the Warriors' lineup in Thursday's 107-86 loss to the Houston Rockets after serving a one-game suspension stemming from his tiff with Kevin Durant. Sources told NBC Sports Bay Area's Monte Poole that Green brought up Durant's impending free agency, and Green told reporters in Houston on Thursday that he and Durant were "moving forward."

"After playing 42 minutes against the Clippers, it was pretty sore that next day," Green said of his injured toe, and he then joked, "Thank God I got suspended. I was sore, really sore, so I sat there and iced the whole day. Did some treatment at home. ... Everything happens for a reason."

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Green did not play in the Warriors' two games preceding Monday's loss to the Los Angeles Clippers because of his sprained toe. He played just 24 minutes Thursday, missing all three of his shots and finishing the night with zero points, five rebounds, five assists, and five turnovers. 

With Green suspended Tuesday, Jonas Jerebko started in his place. He scored 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting, and 4-of-7 from deep. Jerebko finished a game-high plus-23, and he could start in Green's absence again Saturday, provided Warriors coach Steve Kerr likes the matchup against the Mavericks.

If McKinnie does not play, the Warriors would be down two forwards in their first look at Mavericks rookie forward Luka Doncic.

Kevin Durant claps back at Colin Cowherd on Instagram after criticism

Kevin Durant claps back at Colin Cowherd on Instagram after criticism

Kevin Durant didn't need a burner account this time.

With all the drama surrounding Durant and Warriors teammate Draymond Green, Colin Cowherd responded harshly on his show The Herd. As Green reportedly dared Durant to leave the Warriors in free agency, Cowherd believes Durant needs the Warriors more than the back-to-back champs need him.

To no surprise, Durant understandly didn't take the criticism too well. On his own personal Instagram account, Durant clapped back to the talk show host.

Durant says he's done talking about the feud he and Green got into during an overtime loss to the Clippers. But the more he engages on social media, the longer this story will have life.