Golden State Warriors veteran swingman Andre Iguodala is heading into free agency this offseason with his contract expiring at the end of the season. However, many experts are predicting that Iguodala will most likely stay with the Warriors if GM Bob Myers works his magic. Tim Kawakami of the Mercury News wrote about the Andre Iguodala situation on Monday. Kawama predicts that if Iguodala and General Manger Bob Myers can agree on a contract deal and length, and if Kevin Durant negotiates a deal which means that the Warriors can keep Iguodala, there is no reason why Iguodala will leave the Warriors.

Durant's negotiation is critical in this situation

Bob Myer's knows Kevin Durant's negotiations are crucial in re-signing Andre Iguodala. Kevin Durant has an opt-out clause in the two-year contract Durant signed during the last offseason, and Durant could be seeking a maximum contract which could be worth approximately $36 million for the following season. The Golden State Warriors do not own Durant's rights, which would mean that if Durant seeks the maximum contract of $36 million, the Warriors would have to make cap space which would most likely mean the Warriors would have no choice but to let Iguodala and Shaun Livingston walk.

Nevertheless, if Kevin Durant accepts only a 20 percent raise from his current $26.5 million contract, Durant signed in 2016-17 (to $31.8 million), the Golden State Warriors could use the Bird rights to bring back both Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston.

Granted, this would mean that Durant would be taking a multi-million dollar pay cut, but this could be the opportunity for Durant to make a similar deal like the one he made when he first joined the Warriors (two year deal with a one-year opt-out clause) and then seek a maximum long-term agreement at the conclusion of the 2017-18 season.

KD is not the only MVP hitting the open market

The reigning MVP Stephen Curry is also set to hit the open market this offseason with the expiration of his deal at the end of this season. However, the Golden State Warriors have Curry's bird rights, and as a result, the Warriors can pay Curry approximately $75 million more than any team in the league.

It is hard to argue with the management of the Warriors considering the Warriors reached the past two NBA Finals and won it all in the 2014-15 season. This season the Warriors finished with the NBA's best record of 67-15, despite the fact that Durant only appeared in 62 games due to missing time with a left MCL injury.

Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry are still both on the right side of father time, being 28 and 29-years-old, respectively. Their ages could mean that the duo of Curry and Durant could dominate the league for years to come. Andre Iguodala has been a vital piece of both of the Golden State Warriors' title runs, and the Warriors should do everything in their power to make sure Iguodala stays on the team for the foreseeable future.