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Warriors tweak Iguodala deal

Published: Tuesday, Jul. 9, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 3C

The Warriors reportedly have pulled off a maneuver to gain some desperately needed financial flexibility.

Instead of signing free-agent forward Andre Iguodala from Denver, the Warriors will acquire him through a sign-and-trade with the Nuggets, Yahoo Sports reported.

Denver initially was unwilling to work a deal to help Golden State, which upset the Nuggets in the first round of the playoffs last season. But with their eyes on Utah guard Randy Foye, the Nuggets reportedly are consenting to a three-team deal with the Warriors and Jazz.

The Warriors' original deal with Utah remains intact. Forward Richard Jefferson, center Andris Biedrins and swingman Brandon Rush, along with 2014 and 2017 first-round picks and two second-round picks, go to the Jazz. Golden State receives guard Kevin Murphy and his non-guaranteed $788,000 contract.

The restructured deal reportedly would give the Warriors enough salary cap room to sign their first-round draft pick, guard Nemanja Nedovic, and keep their midlevel salary exception. Utah reportedly would get a 2018 second-round draft pick from Golden State for helping to broker the deal.

Foye reportedly will sign a three-year, $9 million contract in Utah's sign-and-trade with Denver.

Meanwhile, the Warriors agreed to a free-agent contract with former Cleveland forward Marreese Speights, a source said.

Speights is expected to come off the bench as a power forward and center. He has averaged 7.8 points and 4.4 rebounds in five seasons.

Lakers – Free-agent center Chris Kaman is headed back to Los Angeles, this time with the Lakers, who are trying to fill the void left by Dwight Howard's departure to Houston.

Kaman, who spent his first eight seasons with the Clippers, tweeted he had agreed to join the Lakers, who later confirmed their intention to sign him. The deal reportedly is for one year and $3.2 million.

"I am going to be going back to LA and it's to play for the Lakers!" Kaman tweeted. "I am excited about this move and can't wait to play!"

This will be Kaman's second consecutive season on a one-year contract. He had an $8 million deal to be the starter in Dallas last season, but he averaged a career-low 20.7 minutes because he struggled defensively in coach Rick Carlisle's system. Kaman averaged 10.5 points and 5.6 rebounds.

The 10-year veteran has career averages of 11.8 points and 8.0 rebounds.

Cavaliers – Cleveland offered free-agent center Andrew Bynum a two-year contract, Yahoo Sports reported.

Bynum, who didn't play for Philadelphia last season because of injuries to his knees and had arthroscopic surgery in March, also reportedly is drawing interest from Dallas, which also had pursued Howard.

Bynum played for Cavaliers coach Mike Brown with the Lakers in the 2011-12 season and averaged career bests of 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds.

76ers – Adam Aron stepped down as Philadelphia's CEO to pursue other business interests and was replaced by former Madison Square Garden Sports president Scott O'Neil.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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