Andre Iguodala is officially off the market. The former Finals MVP just announced that he’s returning to the Golden State Warriors for the 2021-22 season.
Iguodala explained his decision in an interview with Jonathan Abrams of the New York Times. It’s very apparent that Iguodala has a strong connection with Golden State.
“Who would have thought I’d have the opportunity to go back to the place where I was able to have, whatever you want to call it, legacy years, in terms of the accomplishments, winning multiple championships, the relationships that I was able to build with some of my closest friends and teammates,” Iguodala told Abrams. “The relationship with the fans, the relationship with the Bay, the opportunity to end it here, was just something special.”
As of now, Iguodala intends to sign a one-year deal with the Warriors to close out his career.
Andre Iguodala tells @NYTSports that he is returning to the @warriors.
“The relationship with the fans, the relationship with the Bay, the opportunity to end it here, was just something special.”–@andre https://t.co/rByRkaNEbK
— Jonathan Abrams (@Jpdabrams) August 6, 2021
Andre Iguodala’s best days are behind him, but he can still be a valuable player off the bench for Steve Kerr’s squad.
Last season, Iguodala averaged 4.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game for the Heat. Although he’s no longer a reliable scorer, the three-time NBA champion can still defend at a high level.
The Warriors will most likely use Iguodala as the primary backup to Andrew Wiggins at small forward.
If the Warriors’ star duo of Steph Curry and Klay Thompson is healthy next season, they’ll be considered title contenders.
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