Report: Andre Iguodala to create a late-night talk show

Report: Andre Iguodala to create a late-night talk show

Andre Iguodala is way more than just a professional basketball player.

The soon-to-be free agent is making a late-night TV show, according to The Washington Post.

Iguodala is teaming up with a startup called Cheddar, which was founded by Jon Steinberg.

[POOLE: Won't be easy for interested teams to pull off double jackpot with Iguodala]

The show's title: "Evenings with Andre."

From the Post:

The two hope to sell the show to a premium TV network or streaming service like Netflix or Amazon, and split the proceeds. If no premium buyers emerge, Cheddar will broadcast it on Facebook, Twitter, and its own streaming platforms.

“You can assume we’ve talked to everybody, from the obvious Amazon and Netflix all the way down,” Steinberg told the Post.

“There’s going to be a time when my basketball career is over and I’m going to have aspirations outside of basketball,” Iguodala said.

The show will reportedly be filmed during the summer.

Iguodala will also co-host (with Steph Curry) an event called The Players Technology Summit from Aug. 14-16 in San Francisco.

It's possible Iguodala does not return to the Warriors next season, as there are reportedly many teams in the market for his services.

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

Report: Kevin Durant plans to sign 'later in the month'

Report: Kevin Durant plans to sign 'later in the month'

Don't expect Kevin Durant to re-sign soon after free agency opens.

The 2017 NBA Finals MVP plans to wait until the Warriors complete other moves first, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

Free agency officially commences at 9:01pm PT on Friday, June 30 (which is tecnically July 1 on the east coast)

According to ESPN, Durant plans to re-sign "later in the month."

If you haven't heard already -- Durant will reportedly opt out, become a free agent and then re-sign with the Warriors for less than the max.

Why? Because he is willing to do what it takes to give Golden State the necessary resources to re-sign players such as Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston.

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Iguodala is reportedly going to be a hot commodity on the open market.

But as Monte Poole wrote on Tuesday: "It won’t be easy to pry Iguodala away."

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

Won't be easy for interested teams to pull off double jackpot with Iguodala

Won't be easy for interested teams to pull off double jackpot with Iguodala

Andre Iguodala is a wanted man, by the Warriors, who have spent four seasons benefitting from his presence, and also by a few teams around the NBA seeking to hit the double jackpot.

That is, adding Iguodala to their team while subtracting him from the Warriors.

Understand, though, it won’t be easy to pry Iguodala away -- even if seven teams, according to an ESPN report on Tuesday, plan to chase the veteran forward when he becomes a free agent this weekend.

And while Iguodala is as delighted as he is flattered by the interest, he has a clear vision of what he wants from himself, and it goes beyond the numbers on a contract. Remember, he chose to come to the Warriors in the summer of 2013 for $48 million over four years despite being offered more by other teams.

Though Iguodala, 33, might not be willing to make the same financial sacrifice, any team that recognizes the significance of such a move has to know straight cash alone won’t be enough to lure him -- unless it’s an offer that blows his mind.

Iguodala’s mind runs too deep to be easily blown, but a deal upward of $18 per year would create a considerable breeze. And, remember, the Warriors will have Iguodala’s Bird Rights the second Kevin Durant officially declines his option.

That would provide room for the team, should it choose, to push its financial offer.

Iguodala came to the Warriors to join an alluring team with growth potential, with a new-age ownership in a location that aligned with his personal plan for his future. All those factors remain in play.

If the dollars are equal, or close to equal, Iguodala almost certainly will be back. That he realizes the folly of taking the same to go elsewhere has been related to NBCSportsBayArea.com on several occasions in recent months.

“I know they appreciate me here,” he said last month.

It was Iguodala’s arrival that pushed the team to another level. He provided a superior wing defender, a leader on the court and in the locker room and was practically perfect as an offensive complement to Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, while providing a tremendous boost to a defense then built around Andrew Bogut, with Draymond Green and Thompson still on the rise.

Considering the team’s accomplishments since then, and Iguodala’s role throughout, it has worked exceedingly well for both parties. Which is why the team has placed such a high value on him.

“It’s hard to quantify it, other than two world championships,” coach Steve Kerr said recently. “And I’m not sure we’d have any without him.

“I know we wouldn’t have won two years ago without him. And probably wouldn’t have won this year, either, just based on everything that he means to us as a backup point guard, as the primary defender on LeBron, as the guy who gets us organized, who keeps us sane at times when things are getting a little out of control.

“And then, of course, the example that he sets, coming off the bench, as an All-Star, as a Finals MVP, as an Olympian,” Kerr added. “For him to willingly come off the bench and accept that role, it sets a great tone for the rest of the guys. He mentors those young guys on the bench constantly, too, and that’s a big factor for us as well.”

Now there is no mistaking the Warriors drafted Pat McCaw last June with the hope he’ll someday be able to provide much of what Iguodala has given them. Iguodala sees this, even noting during the team’s championship celebration that the rookie will be his replacement.

It was a joke. Had to be, for that day has not yet arrived, and the Warriors know it.