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Andre Iguodala hits free agency after Heat decline team option, could re-join Warriors

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Andre Iguodala, the last Lute Olson-coached player in the NBA, is now a free agent after the Miami Heat declined his $15 million team option for the 2021-22 season.

Iguodala said before the the 2020-21 season that he has “one or two years left” before retirement, so it’s possible he has played his last NBA game.

However, the rumor mill is already connecting him to the Golden State Warriors, with whom Iguodala spent six seasons and won three NBA championships before being traded to the Memphis Grizzlies, who then shuttled him to the Heat.

The Los Angeles Lakers are also expected to express interest in Iguodala, as they have to sign veteran free agents to fill out a roster that includes a pricey big three of LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Russell Westbrook.

Iguodala, 37, is far from the high-flying swingman that he used to be, but he can still do a little bit of everything on the court. He averaged 4.4 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.6 blocks per game in 21.3 minutes this season.

However, he shot just 38 percent from the field, a career low.

Per basketball-reference, Iguodala has earned $184 million in NBA salary over his career.