Andre Iguodala hilariously says that Warriors will pay Patrick McCaw the Gilbert Arenas ‘second round max’
Still on a high after sweeping the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals, Andre Iguodala and Patrick McCaw were interviewed and asked to give their thoughts about the Golden State Warriors‘ third straight NBA Finals appearance. Towards the end of the interview, the 2015 Finals MVP joked that what he’s looking forward to seeing is his rookie teammate getting paid higher in the future.
Iguodala continued with his hilarious claims and even said the Dubs will pay McCaw the Gilbert Arenas “Second Round Max.”
Andre on McCaw: "We gon give him the Gilbert Arenas second round max." 😂😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/rcrocQHaeD
— Warriors Talk (@JaeAzizi) May 23, 2017
The 33-year-old Arizona product was obviously referring to the contract the Warriors failed to match when the Washington Wizards offered a six-year, $60 million contract to Arenas back in 2003. With Agent Zero being a second round pick, the team was not able to use exceptions to sign him even if they were already over the salary cap, as they were only for first round selections. Arenas was taken 31st overall in the 2001 draft.
Despite being sarcastic, Iguodala knows that McCaw has a chance to earn more after his rookie scale contract expires. Even if he is only seeing limited court action, he has always produced and provided his team with quality minutes off the bench. Should he continue playing that way, he’ll be a part of the Warriors’ future plans, and they may be ready to pay him more to retain his services.