Update: Andre Iguodala will be completing his career with the Golden State Warriors.
Andre Iguodala tells @NYTSports that he is returning to the @warriors.— Jonathan Abrams (@Jpdabrams) August 6, 2021
“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
Original story as follows.
That according to Stadium’s Shams Charania:
Three-time NBA champion Andre Iguodala narrows his playing choices to three teams: pic.twitter.com/o3EK6p7FZh— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 6, 2021
All three teams make sense. The Nets and Lakers are championship contenders loaded with three superstars apiece. For Brooklyn it’s James Harden, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. For Los Angeles, it’s Anthony Davis, LeBron James and the newly-acquired Russell Westbrook.
The Warriors, coached by Steve Kerr, have failed to make the playoffs the last two years, but still have Steph Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson, with whom Iguodala won three championships, the last one coming in 2018.
Iguodala, 37, isn’t quite the same player as he was then, but his versatility and veteran leadership can still be valuable to any team. The former Arizona Wildcat averaged 4.4 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.6 blocks per game in 21.3 minutes last season with the Miami Heat. He shot 38 percent from the field, a career low.
Iguodala carries the designation as the last Lute Olson-coached player in the NBA.