The Golden State Warriors have agreed to a veteran minimum contract to reunite with three-time NBA Champion Andre Iguodala. While not explicitly stated the plan seems to be for Iguodala to end his career with the team that helped him win NBA Championships and capture a Finals MVP. Iguodala did imply he wanted to retire with Golden State, but he didn’t say this would be his last contract. He ultimately decided to sign with the Warriors over the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets. There are new and young faces in Golden States that could learn a lot from Iguodala assuming they aren’t moved in a trade.
Source: Andre Iguodala — a three-time Warriors champion and 2015 Finals MVP — agreed to sign a deal to return to Golden State. The Brooklyn Nets were also a finalist.
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It’s a veteran minimum deal for Andre Iguodala to return to the Warriors, per a source, same as Otto Porter and Nemanja Bjelica.
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Iguodala has been pretty clear about his enjoyment of his time playing under Steve Ker and with Stephen Curry. This seems to be where he wants to end his career and potentially compete one final time. The Warriors ultimate goal is to get back to contending form and Iguodala wouldn’t mind one more run in the NBA Playoffs. Last year’s trade to the Miami Heat didn’t exactly work out for the veteran wing.
When talking about signing this deal Iguodala said the following: “The relationship with the fans, the relationship with the Bay, the opportunity to end it here, was just something special.” People viewing that statement can be the judge of what he means, but it is clear that he will soon be ready to retire. Iguodala has been a part of some special basketball teams and now he can end it where some of his best memories occurred.